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On a Slow Boat to China Lyrics

"On a Slow Boat to China" was written by Frank Loesser.
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{"And now from the Grand Ballroom"
"The S.S. Bradley 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

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

{"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

{"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"}

Songwriters
Frank Loesser

Published by
FRANK MUSIC CORP.

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