Posted On: Thursday - March 2nd 2017 6:35PM MST
In Topics:   Music  China
After reading and discussing China today, the older, English names for countries and for the cities in China came up. PeakStupidity believes the English names were so much nicer and evoked images of the mysterious Orient. For example, would you rather date a girl if she were billed as “a beautiful Oriental lass from Canton, in Cathay in the Far East” or if she were “a good worker loyal party-following comrade from Guangzhou's Tein-hou district of the People’s Republic”?
Well honestly, I’d want front, back, and side-view jpegs anyway, you know, just to be sure. Every picture tells a story, don’t it?
Rod Stewart (in this song) seems to have been stricken by this “slant-eyed lady”, especially after she bit his neck, up on deck of the Peking ferry. How romantic!! (seriously)
This song has no chorus though, just verses:
The lyrics are pretty easy to understand, but here's the one verse in question:
On the Peking ferry I was feeling merry, sailing on my way back here.
I fell in love with a slant-eyed lady by the light of an Eastern moon.
Shanghai Lil never used the pill, she claimed that it just ain’t natural.
She took me up on deck and bit my neck.
Oh, people, I was glad I found her.
Oh, yeah, I was glad I found her.
Listen to that drumming by a guy named Micky Waller!