On a slow boat to china By: frank loesser 1948 To spike jones and the city slickers and darlene vare -- spoken: And now from the grand ballroom The s.s. ? ? ? ? proudly presents our boy singer: jimmy boofey Take it away jim
I'd love to get you On a slow boat to china All to myself alone
Get you and keep you In my arms ever more Leave all your lovers Weepin' on a far away shore (waiter!)
Out on the briny With the moon big and shiny Melting your heart of stone Honey I'd love to get you On a slow boat to china All by myself alone
-- spoken: Who's steering the boat? Who's steering this boat? Waiter! May I get a drink around here, now uh...? You ever been on a cruise? Neither have i!
...isn't that a good one? Yes, can I see you later, you bet! Excuse me, I have to go back to the bandstand now
I'd love to get you On a slow boat to china All to myself alone A twist in the rudder And a rip in the sails Driftin' and dreamin' Honey throw the compass over the rail
Out on the ocean Far from all the commotion Melting your heart of stone Honey I'd love to get you On a slow boat to china All by myself alone
(I have to go now) (wait! don't leave!) Honey I'd love to get you On a slow boat to china All to myself alone
-- spoken: You know our last set is at two I get off after that What you doin'? Would you like to take a stroll around the upper deck? See you then Maybe, oo-hoo
- notes: Special effects: exotic productions
This album is dedicated to bill williams, my old boss, who told me a Long time ago that he knew that I knew that I could. love, j.b.