SHANGHAI LIL

Temples reaching to the stars, international bazaars
Chummy little Chinese ladies, drinking at those dinky bars
Balmy breezes rom the sea, blossoms in the cherry tree
Everything is so familiar, but where, oh, where is she

I’ve covered every little highway
And I’ve been climbing every hill
I’ve been looking high and I’ve been looking low
Looking for my Shanghai Lil

The stars that hang high over Shanghai
Bring back the memory of a thrill
I’ve been looking high and I’ve been looking low
Looking for my Shanghai Lil

I learned to love her
The little devil was just a butterfly
But you’d discover something on the level
Shining in her eye

Oh, I’ve been trying to forget her
But what’s the use, I never will
I’ll be looking high and I’ll be looking low
Till I find my Shanghai Lil

Anxiously I cast an eye on each street throughout Shanghai
Plenty Oriental ladies beckon as they pass me by
But my mind just can’t erase one outstanding lovely face
So, until the day I find out, I’ll never leave this place

I’ve covered every little highway
And I’ve been climbing every hill
I’ve been looking high and I’ve been looking low
Looking for my Shanghai Lil

The stars that hang high over Shanghai
Bring back the memory of a thrill
I’ve been looking high and I’ve been looking low
Looking for my Shanghai Lil

I learned to love her
The little devil was just a butterfly
But you’d discover something on the level
Shining in her eye

Oh, I’ve been trying to forget her
But what’s the use, I never will
I’ll be looking high and I’ll be looking low
Till I find my Shanghai Lil

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