On the Road to Mandalay


Sung by Lawrence Tibbett

Sung by Lawrence Tibbett

Sung by Leonard Warren

http://www.victorianweb.org/mt/parlorsongs/15.html
Sung by Derek B. Scott


Moulmein Pagoda

On the Road to Mandalay
Lyrics by Rudyard Kipling
Music by Oley Speaks
1907

By the old Moul-mein Pa-go-da / loo-kin’ east-war-ards / to the sea /
There’s a Bur-ma girl a-set-tin’ / and I know she thinks of me /
For the wind is in the palm trees / and the tem-ple bells they say /
Come you back / you Bri-tish sol-dier / come you back to Man-da-lay /

Come you / back to Man-da-lay /
Where the old Flo-til-la lay /
Can’t you hear their pad-dles chun-kin’ / from Ran-goon to Man-da-lay? /

On the road to Man-da-la-ay /
Where the fly-in’ fi-shes play /
And the dawn comes up like thun-der / out of Chi-na ‘cro-ost the bay /

Ship me some-wheres east of Suez / where the best is like the worst /
Where there aren’t no Ten Com-mand-ments / and a man can raise a thirst /
For the tem-ple bells are cal-lin’ / and it’s there that I would be /
By the old Moul-mein Pa-go-da / loo-kin’ la-zy at the sea /

Come you back to Man-da-lay /
Where the old Flo-til-la lay /
Can’t you hear their pad-dles chun-kin’ / from Ran-goon to Man-da-lay? /

On the road to Man-da-la-ay /
Where the fly-in’ fi-shes play /
And the dawn comes up like thun-der / out of Chi-na ‘cro-ost the bay!

Score:
https://urresearch.rochester.edu/handle/1802/1935

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