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The Chinee Bumboatman I'll sing ye a story o' trouble an' woe, That'll cause ye to shudder and shiver, Concernin' a Chinese bumboat man that sailed the Yangtze river. He wuz a heathen o' high degree, as the joss-house records show, His family name was wing chang loo, But the sailors all called him jim crow-ee-eye-oh-ee-eye! Hitch-y-kum, kitch-y-kum, yah, yah, yah Sailormen no likee me No savy the story of Wing Chang Loo Too much of the bob-er-eye-ee, kye-eye Now Wing Chang Loo he fell in love, with a gal called Ah Chu Fong, She `ad two eyes like pumpkin seeds, an' slippers two inches long, Rut ah Chu Fong loved a pirate bold with all her heart an' liver, He wuz the capitan of a double-decked junk, An' he sailed the Yangtze river-eye-iver-eye! When wing Chang Loo he heard o' this, he swore an' `orrible oath: Rif Ah Chu marries that pirate bold, I `ll make sausage meat o' them both!S So he hoi sted his blood-red battle flag, put into the Yangtze river, He steered her east an' south an' west, Till that pirate he did diskiver-eye-iver-eye! The drums they beat to quarters an' the cannons did loudly roar, The red `ot dumplin `s flew like lead, an' the scuppers they ran with gore. The pirate paced the quarterdeck with never a shake nor a shiver, He wuz shot in the stern wid' a hard-boiled egg, That penetrated his liver-eye-iver-eye! The dyin' pirate feebly cried, "We'll give the foe more shot, If I can't marry Ah Chu Fong, then Wing Chang loo shall not!" When a pease-pudden `ot hit the bumboat's side, it caused a `orrible scene, It upset a pot of `ot bow-wow soup, An' exploded the magaye-eenee-ayeeenee! JY
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