Hong Kong Blues Lyrics - George Harrison

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It's the story of a very unfortunate coloured man
Who got arrested down in old Hong Kong
He got twenty years' privilege taken away from him
When he kicked old Buddha's gong

And now he's poppin' the piano just to raise the
price
Of a ticket to the land of the free
Well, he says his home's in 'Frisco where they
send the rice
But it's really in Tennessee

That's why he says
I need someone to love me
Need somebody to carry me home to San
Francisco
And bury my body there
I need someone to lend me a fifty-dollar bill
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and then
I'll leave Hong Kong far behind me
For happiness once again

Won't somebody believe
I've a yen to see that Bay again
Everytime I try to leave
Sweet opium won't let me fly away
I need someone to love me
Need somebody to carry me home to San
Francisco
And bury my body there

That's the story of a very unfortunate coloured man
Who got arrested down in old Hong Kong
He got twenty years' privilege taken away from him
When he kicked old Buddha's gong.







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More | Reviewer: Dave | 9/7/2007

This song was best known from the 1944 film "To Have and Have Not", loosely based on a book by Earnest Hemingway. It starred Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall (aged 19, yum) and Hoagy Charmicheal as bar piano man "Cricket". Hoagy performs on film.

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please get the author right | Reviewer: pat | 11/26/2006

Hong Kong Blues was written by Hoagy Carmichael, not George Harrison

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