Chinatown, My Chinatown

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Chinatown, My Chinatown  (1910) 
by Jean Schwartz (music) and William Jerome (lyrics)
Complete sheet music

When the town is fast asleep,
And it's midnight in the sky,
That's the time the festive Chink
Starts to wink his other eye,
Starts to wink his dreamy eye,
Lazily you'll hear him sigh.

Chinatown, my Chinatown,
Where the lights are low,
Hearts that know no other land,
Drifting to and fro,
Dreamy, dreamy Chinatown,
Almond eyes of brown,
Heart seems light and life seems bright,
In dreamy Chinatown.

Strangers taking in the sights,
Pigtails flying here and there;
See that broken Wall Street sport
Still thinks he's a millionaire,
Still thinks he's a millionaire,
Pipe dreams banish ev'ry care.

Chinatown, my Chinatown,
Where the lights are low,
Hearts that know no other land,
Drifting to and fro,
Dreamy, dreamy Chinatown,
Almond eyes of brown,
Heart seems light and life seems bright,
In dreamy Chinatown.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1956, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 50 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.