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Shanghai Express. Recorded in an apartment in NYC, 1972. MP3 Release June 2002. Music and Lyrics by Rich La Bonté. Copyright © 1972, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved.

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Shanghai Express
Music and Lyrics by Rich La Bonté.
Copyright © 1972, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI).
All Rights Reserved.

Shanghai Lily Threw it all away.
For love, doc, threw it all away.
For love, doc, threw it all away.
Shanghai Lily never learned to pray.
For love, doc, better learn to pray.
For love, doc, better plan to pay.

I guess it's better just to
Let it fade away.
I guess it's easier to
Let it pass this way.
I don't know what she's doing,
Where she'll be another day.
But Shanghai Lily Threw it all away.
Shanghai Lily Threw it all away.

Shanghai train, it runs right through my dreams.
Train rides through my dreams.
Train rides through my dreams.
People there ain't quite what they seem.
Ain't quite what they seem.
Ain't quite what they dream.
I guess it's better just to
Let it fade away.
I guess it's easier to
Let it pass this way.
Hollywood. Hollywood.

Marlene, I know you're the
Queen of the silver screen.
Marlene, I know you've got
Something the boys all need.
But you gotta take care of yourself
When times are getting lean.
And Shanghai Lily Threw it all away.
Shanghai Lily Threw it all away.

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from Utterly Free Curios from the fLAtDiSk Catalogue (2021), released January 1, 2021
Words and Music, all instruments and vocals: Rich.

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Rich La Bonté (1946) - American musician. 9 Bandcamp LPs. Released the seminal electronic Mayan Canals LP and co-wrote Kim Fowley's Son of Frankenstein (1980s). Lead singer of the upstate New York band the huns (1965-66). Played bass and sang in the original NY and LA casts of Godspell (1971-4). Mozart in "Mozart In Love" (Dir: Mark Rappaport 1975). More info - free MP3s & stuff on his website! ... more

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