Chinese Lullaby

A 1919 song from the musical play “East Is West”. Words and music by Robert Hood Bowers, published by G. Schirmer.


The sheet music:


Backing track:


Song demo with vocal by Fred Feild:

Lyrics:

Sing song, sing song, so Hop Toy
Allee same like China boy
But he sellee girl with joy
Pity poor Ming Toy
Sing song, sing song, so Hop Toy
Allee same like China boy
But he sellee girl with joy
Pity poor Ming Toy

A ripple I seem
On life’s mystic stream
Tossed at the waters’ will
So I dare dream I’ll be
Like the poor ripple, free
When the troubled waters grow still