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Song No. 2

FOO CHOO CHAN

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GENERAL D:
  Foo Choo Chan was a merchant of Japan,
    Ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring China!
  Who wished he'd been born an Englishman,
    Ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring China!
      He'd wives untold, and silver and gold,
    He'd shares in a Lisbon tram!
      All these he declared
He would gladly have spared
  To be born of a British ma'am.

GENERAL D. and MRS. W.
  All these he declared
He would gladly have spared
    To be born of a British ma'am.
  Singing ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring,
     ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring China!
Ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring,
     ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring China!

Spoken (during symphony):
MRS. W. — I do not see how you're related to the Chinese.
GENERAL D. — You cannot expect it in the first verse!

GENERAL D:
  To live in a land with gamblers bold,
    Ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring China!
  Where lovely daughters are bought and sold,
    Ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring China!
      Where thought is gagged and madmen free,
    Where fashion holds the sway,
      Where an old cracked plate,
With an antique date
  Is a curate's annual pay!

GENERAL D. and MRS. W.
  Where an old cracked plate,
With an antique date
    Is a curate's annual pay!
  Singing ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring,
     ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring China!
Ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring,
     ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring China!

Spoken (during symphony):
MRS. W. — I don't yet see your relationship, General.
GENERAL D.— Ah, then I'll cut out the next thirty-two verses and come to the point.

GENERAL D:
  Said Foo Choo Chan as I'm not an Englishman
    Ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring China!
  I'll wed an English lady if I can!
    Ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring China!
      He in London came and wedded a dame,
    Where fashion holds the sway,
      And I was related to the bride;
  For she was the sister of my brother's second aunt,
    By an uncle on my grandmother's side.

GENERAL D. and MRS. W.
  For she was the sister of my brother's second aunt,
    By an uncle on my grandmother's side.
  Singing ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring,
     ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring China!
Ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring,
     ching-a-ring, ching-a-ring China!

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