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Re: Slow boat to China

Posted by James Briggs on May 23, 2006

In Reply to: Re: Slow boat to China posted by Bob on May 23, 2006

: : the finale of "24" was tonight. Jack Bauer is now on "a slow boat to China". unless next season of "24".
: : I know I have heard of this phrase before..........what's behind it?

: It was a popular song:

: I'd like to get you
: On a slow boat to China,
: All to myself alone.
: To get you and keep you in my arms evermore,
: Leave all your lovers
: Weeping on the faraway shore.
: Out on the briny
: With the moon big and shiny,
: Melting your heart of stone.
: Darling, I'd love to get you
: On a slow boat to China,
: All to myself alone.

A great exponent of this song was Jo Stafford. Try to get a hearing