I Like Chinese


I Like Chinese

"I Like Chinese" is a song written and performed by Eric Idle of Monty Python. It was originally on "Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album", and later included on the CD, "Monty Python Sings".It is about a man who is not very happy with the rest of the world, except that he likes the Chinese.The 4th verse of the song is sung in Chinese.

In Australia the song is used by electrical retailer Bing Lee (as "I like Bing Lee"). [ cite web|url=http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/the-lee-who-put-the-ping-in-bing-dies-aged-75/2007/12/21/1198175341953.html|title="The Lee who put the ping in Bing dies aged 75"|work=The Sydney Morning Herald|accessdate=2008-01-12]

Lyrics

The world today seems absolutely crackers
With nuclear bombs to blow us all sky-high
There's fools and idiots sitting on the trigger
It's depressing, and it's senseless, and that's why-


I like Chinese
I like Chinese
They only come up to your knees
But they're always friendly and they're ready to please


I like Chinese
I like Chinese
There's nine hundred million of them in the world today
You'd better learn to like them, that's what I say


I like Chinese
I like Chinese
They come from a long way overseas
But they're cute and they're cuddly and they're ready to please


I like Chinese food
The waiters never are rude
Think of the many things they've done to impress
There's Maoism, Taoism, I-Ching and chess so


I like Chinese
I like Chinese
I like their tiny little trees
Their Zen, their ping-pong, their yin-and-yang-ese


I like Chinese thought
The wisdom that Confucius taught
If Darwin is anything to shout about
The Chinese will survive us all without any doubt


I like Chinese
I like Chinese
They only come up to your knees
Yet they're wise and they're witty and they're ready to please
All together!


(in Mandarin)
我愛中國人
我愛中國人
我愛中國人
你好嗎, 你好嗎, 你好嗎, 再見!


I like Chinese
I like Chinese
Their food is guaranteed to please
A fourteen, a seven, a nine and lychees!


I like Chinese
I like Chinese
I like their tiny little trees
Their Zen, their ping-pong, their yin-and-yang-ese


I like Chinese
I like Chinese
They only come up to your knees... (fades out)

References


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