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Musings in Maoriland

Chinee Johnny

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Chinee Johnny.

Paper men too muchy say,
Chinee Johnny,
Too much yabber "Keep away
Chinee Johnny,"
Welley good no sabby me,
China make him plen tea.
Emmigation welly flea,
Chinee Johnny.

Workey hard, too lilly pay,
Chinee Johnny;
Hump him bamboo all le day,
Chinee Johnny;
Grow him cabbage welly good,
Dig him garden, chop him wood,
Get him gole-ly, cook him spud,
Chinee Johnny.

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Me no sabby not come here,
Chinee Johnny;
No get drunky link him beer,
Chinee Johnny;
Welly good me make him fan,
Cook him puppy in him pan,
Plen loom for Chinaman,
Chinee Johnny.

Steal him fowley nighty come,
Chinee Johnny;
Diggy wash-dirt shakey some,
Chinee Johnny.
Smalley wages me no blame,
Inglisman work ally same,
Eat him Chow-chow Cantong came,
Chinee Johnny.

Inglies, Ileies, Cotchman, Jew—
Chinee Johnny;
Plen gammon, talkey too—
Chinee Johnny.
Chinaman no wifey bling,
No good women, all same ting,
Play on tom-tom, ching, ching, ching!
Chinee Johnny.

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Play him fan-tan all night long—
Chinee Johnny;
Moke him opey, beat him gong—
Chinee Johnny.
Ingliesman say "Tax him Poll,"
Me go liggin, make him hole,
Me get lichey plenny gole—
Chinee Johnny.

What for you no sabby me—
Chinee Johnny?
Me much Hghty you come hee—
Chinee Johnny.
Get him money, no stay long,
Me go backy to Hong Kong,
Paper talkey welly wrong—
Chinee Johnny.