Midler, Bette - On A Slow Boat To China Lyrics




[Bette:] "Hey, nice piano playin', Manilla."
[Barry:] "Thank you, Miss M."
[Bette:] "Whatcha doin' these days?"
[Barry:] "Makin' records."
[Bette:] "Really?"
[Barry:] "Yes, really."
[Bette:] "Do you still play piano for people?"
[Barry:] "Well, depends on who."

[Bette:] Hmmm, I'm gonna get you
on a slow boat to China,
all to myself alone;
Get you and keep you in my arms evermore;
Leave all the others
waitin' on a faraway shore.

[Bette & Barry:] Out on the briny
where the moon's big and shiny,
melting your heart of stone.
I'm gonna get you
on a slow boat to China,
all to myself alone.

[Barry:] "Bette, I didn't know you felt that way about me."
[Bette:] "I don't. I need a piano player."
[Barry:] "Ahh, just like the old days!"
[Bette:] "You're not gonna change keys on me, are ya?"
[Barry:] "Unh Huh."
[Bette:] "Ohhh!"

[Bette:] I'm gonna get you
[Barry:] You're never gonna get me.
[Bette:] on a slow boat to China
[Barry:] Not in a fast or slow boat to any crick.
[Bette:] all to myself alone;
[Barry:] I just get motion sick
[Bette:] I'm gonna make you mine.
[Barry:] Ha, you'll have to stand in line.
[Bette:] Get you and keep you in my band evermore;
[Barry:] Now there's a new attack.
[Bette:] Leave all the others on the shore.
[Barry:] For me they'd swim to China, to China and back.

[Bette:] Out on the briny
[Barry:] I wouldn't like the ocean,
[Bette:] where the moon's big and shiny,
[Barry:] not even in a rowboat.
[Bette:] melting your heart of stone.
Come on, what do you say?
[Barry:] Ha ha, you always get your way.
[Bette & Barry:] I'm gonna get you
on a slow boat to China,
all to myself alone, to-ge-ther.
All to myself alone.





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Midler, Bette On A Slow Boat To China Comments
  1. 会沢朝光

    LIKE!!!!

  2. Amelieee12345

    AMAZING and I'm 12 :'D

  3. LULA PETRY

    @Waverley7 YEAH!

  4. jayne Hatton

    Fantastic and funny what more can i say

  5. Waverley7

    I wish Bette and Barry sing a full LP.

  6. SammyNails

    oh to be in tap class.... <3

  7. RitaAnne

    My favorite as well..

  8. LULA PETRY

    Isn't this the best arrangement! Thanks!

  9. Sophia Munn

    i love this song!!!! Me and my friends dance to it in our dance classes! Dancing the jive its fantastic! love it!

  10. rocco3740

    great rendition

  11. dd938gje

    @Luci0817 you were born at the perfect time. Learn all the standard songs and you can be the one who brings back.
    We need these songs...........so get busy........and I'll see you at the Grammy's.

  12. Rona Wang

    doing this in tap class....deciding if we should do it in the concert :)

  13. Robert Carter

    Cheers to the incomparable Bette Midler!

  14. Carol Sayles

    This is great - I love Bette Midler - what a pro - she is great! Great song.