Chinatown, My Chinatown

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Louis Prima

Louis Prima (December 7, 1910 – August 24, 1978) was an American singer, actor, songwriter, and trumpeter. Prima rode the musical trends of his time, starting with his seven-piece New Orleans style jazz band in the 1920s, then successively leading a swing combo in the 1930s, a big band in the 1940s, a Vegas lounge act in the 1950s, and a pop-rock band in the 1960s. In each of his musical endeavors, he incorporated his exuberant personality into his act.[citation needed] more »


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When the town is fast asleep, and it's midnight in the sky, 
That's the time the festive chink starts to wink his other eye, 
Starts to wink his dreamy eye, lazily you'll hear him sigh. 

Strangers ta-king in the sights, pig-tails flying here and there. 
See that broken wall street sport, still thinks he's a millionaire. 
Still thinks he's a millionaire, pipe dreams banish every care. 

Chinatown, my Chinatown 
Where the lights are low, 
Hearts that know no other land, 
Drifting to and fro. 
Dreamy dreamy Chinatown, 
Almond eyes of brown, 
Hearts seems light and life seems bright, 
In dreamy Chinatown

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Written by: Jean Schwartz, William Jerome

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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