(Why Did I Tell You I Was Going To) Shanghai

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About (Why Did I Tell You I Was Going To) Shanghai

"(Why Did I Tell You I Was Going To) Shanghai" is a popular song written by Bob Hilliard (lyricist) and Milton De Lugg (composer). It was recorded by Doris Day in 1951 and was a big hit for her. Other charting versions were recorded by Bing Crosby and by the Billy Williams Quartet. The recording by Doris Day was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 39423, with the flip side "My Life's Desire". It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on June 22, 1951, and lasted 17 weeks on the chart, peaking at #9. Bing Crosby's version was recorded for Decca Records on June 8, 1951 with Dave Barbour and his Orchestra and it charted briefly in the Billboard magazine charts in the #21 position on September 8, 1951. A recording by the Billy Williams Quartet was released by MGM Records as catalog number 10998, with the flip side "The Wondrous Word". It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on August 10, 1951, and lasted 6 weeks on the chart, peaking at #20. 


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Who's gonna kiss me
Who's gonna thrill me
Who's gonna hold me tight
Tonight

Why did I tell you I was goin' to Shanghai
I want to be with you tonight
Why did I holler I was goin' to Shanghai
I want to be with you tonight

It was just a little misunderstanding
That a kiss on the cheek could patch
I need you so badly
I'd gladly start all over from scratch

Oh, why did I tell you it was bye-bye for Shanghai
I'm even allergic to rice
Why don't you stop me when I talk about Shanghai
It's just a lover's device

Now who's gonna kiss me
Who's gonna thrill me
Who's gonna hold me tight
I'm right around the corner in the phone booth
And I wanna be with you tonight

Now why did I tell you it was bye-bye for Shanghai
I'm even allergic to rice
Why don't you stop me when I talk about Shanghai
It's just a lovers device

Now who's gonna kiss me
Who's gonna thrill me
Who's gonna hold me tight
I'm right around the corner in the phone booth
And I wanna be with you tonight

Who's gonna kiss me
Who's gonna thrill me
Who's gonna hold me tight
I'm right around the corner in the phone booth
And I wanna, yes I wanna, I wanna be with you tonight

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Doris Day

Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, April 3, 1922) is an American actress, singer, and animal rights activist, who began her career as a big band singer in 1939, but only began to be noticed after her first hit recording, "Sentimental Journey", in 1945. After leaving the Les Brown & His Band of Renown to try a solo career, she started her long-lasting partnership with Columbia Records, which would remain her only recording label. The contract lasted from 1947 to 1967, and included more than 650 recordings, making Day one of the most popular and acclaimed singers of the 20th century. In 1948, after being persuaded by Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne and her agent at the time, Al Levy, she auditioned for Michael Curtiz, which led to her being cast in the femal… more »

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Written by: MILTON DE LUGG, BOB HILLIARD

Lyrics © BOURNE CO., AMY DEE MUSIC CORP., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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