Limehouse Blues

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Limehouse Blues  (1922) 
by Philip Braham (music) and Douglas Furber (lyrics)
Sheet music cover

[Verse]

In Limehouse
Where yellow chinkies love to play
In Limehouse
Where you can hear those blues all day
And they seem all around
Like a long long sigh
Queer sob sound
Oh Honey Lamb they seem to cry

[Refrain]

Oh! Limehouse kid
Oh! Oh! Oh! Limehouse kid
Going the way that the rest of them did
Poor broken blossom and nobody's child
Haunting and taunting you're just kind of wild
Oh! Oh! Oh! Limehouse blues
I've seen the real Limehouse blues
Learned from chinkies those sad China blues
Ring your fingers and tears for your crown
That is the story of old China town.

[Verse]

Oh Dearie
Right here in orange blossom land
I'm weary
'Cause no one seems to understand
And those weird China blues
Never go away
Sad mad blues
For all the while they seem to say
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923. It may be copyrighted outside the U.S. (see Help:Public domain).