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No. 13 - Song - Molly and Chorus - Chon Kina

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Molly: I'm the smartest little geisha in Japan,
And the people call me Roli-Poli San,
Lost in admiration utter
At the variegated flutter
Of my cleverly manipulated fan!
I can dance to any measure that is gay,
To and fro in dreamy fashion I can sway,
And if still my art entices,
Then at extra special prices
I can dance for you in quite another way!
Chon kina, chon kina,
Chon chon, kina kina,
Nagasaki, Yokohama,
Haladaté hoi!
Chorus: Chon kina, chon kina,
Chon chon, kina kina,
Nagasaki, Yokohama,
Haladaté hoi!
   
Molly: Please to notice how correct and highly bred
Is the hair erected stiffly on my head,
All severely coiled and braided
While my cheeks are pinkly shaded
And my lips are tinted elegantly red!
I'm a votary of fashion as it flies,
And my latest new kimono will surprise;
But the charms of Roli-Poli
Will not captivate you wholly
Till you gaze into her liquid almond eyes.
Chon kina, chon kina,
Chon chon, kina kina,
Nagasaki, Yokohama,
Haladaté hoi!
Chorus: Chon kina, chon kina,
Chon chon, kina kina,
Nagasaki, Yokohama,
Haladaté hoi!
   
Molly: I'm considered quite an Oriental belle,
And they tell me I perform extremely well
On the samisen or koto,
While my very latest photo
Is an article that's always sure to sell!
When they dally over dainty cups of tea
The attractions of the Chaya come to see,
Rich and haughty, poor and lowly,
Call for pretty Roli-Poli,
Ev'ry customer is sure to order me!
Chon kina, chon kina,
Chon chon, kina kina,
Nagasaki, Yokohama,
Haladaté hoi!
Chorus: Chon kina, chon kina,
Chon chon, kina kina,
Nagasaki, Yokohama,
Haladaté hoi!
Kiri-giri-su Hoi!
Kiri-giri-su Hoi!
   
Chorus: Chon kina, chon kina,
Chon chon, kina kina,
Nagasaki, Yokohama,
Haladaté hoi!
Chon kina, chon kina,
Chon chon, kina kina,
Nagasaki, Yokohama,
Haladaté hoi!

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