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So Long Oo-Long (How Long You Gonna Be Gone) - Song and Lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby

So Long Oo-Long (How Long You Gonna Be Gone)

So Long Oo-Long (How Long You Gonna Be Gone)

Year 1920

By Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby

Waterson, Berlin and Snyder Co.
47th St. and Broadway
New York

  First Verse
Ming Toy loved a boy, Happy little Japanee; Oo-long was his name, Set her heart a flame. One day he say, "Soon I gotta go away;" When he leave Ming Toy grieve; Everybody hear her say:

Second Verse
Days fly quickly by, Turning into lonely years; Tho' the nights are long, Ming Toy's faith is strong. She kneels and feels, That she doesn't pray in vain; Whispers "Oo I love you, Ming Toy wants you back again."

Chorus
"So long! Oo-long, how long you gonna be gone? Your little Japanee, Will be waiting underneath the bamboo tree; So don't be too long, Oo-long I'll long while you're away Waiting for the day when you'll come back to me. I'll sit and sigh, 'Neath the Oriental sky, Each day that I am left a lone In Naki Saki. So long! Oo-Long, How long you goin' to roam? Please don't be too long Oo-long, so long hurry back home."

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