Lets take a slow boat to china. leave from south carolina
Lets take our time and go the long way
On a junk boat to thailand with your hand in mine hand
I sure hope we got something to say
Well, this old boats go no sail so won't you please hold our mail-
For awhile
Thanks anyway pal but the suez canal -
Ain't our style

Lets take a slow boat to china and maybe well find a
New way to play those same old games
The stars just might show us and the captain will know us
Shake our hands and call us by our first names
Well send a postcard to grandpa of a vase or rickshaw-
He don't care
Well buy mom a kimono or maybe well just phone her -
When were there

Well drink sake at night beneath the soft harbor lights-
On the bay
Well build house on the hill next to shangri-li bill -
And well stay

Lets take that slow boat to china (Lets go)
Slow boat to china (Real slow)
Slow boat to china (Lets go)
Slow boat to china (Real slow)
Lets go real slow
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Slow Boat To China Lyrics

John Prine – Slow Boat To China Lyrics

Songwriters: BOBBY WHITLOCK*/LINDA WHITLOCK*/JOHN PRINE
Slow Boat To China lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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