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On A Slow Boat To China
Written by: Frank Loesser
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Somewhere Over China (1982)
Additional Discography:
Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)

Jimmy’s Notes:
These darn songs that take me off to china. I am hooked on the place. I guess Marco Polo started to whole damn thing. One day, I will get there and I hope there is still a slow boat to take me there.

Lyrics:
I'd love to get you
On a slow boat to China
All to myself alone

Get you and keep you
In my arms ever more
Leave all your lovers
Weepin' on a far away shore

Out on the briny
With the moon big and shiny
Melting your heart of stone
Honey I'd love to get you
On a slow boat to China
All by myself alone

INSTRUMENTAL

I'd love to get ya
On a slow boat to China
All to myself alone
A twist in the rudder
And a rip in the sails
Drifting and dreamin'
Honey throw the compass over the rail

Out on the ocean
Far from all the commotion
Melting your heart of stone
Honey I'd love to get you
On a slow boat to China
All to myself alone.

Shows Played At:
01-18-2008: Hong Kong Football Club – Hong Kong,
06-22-2000: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-20-2000: GTE Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA
06-17-2000: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-15-2000: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-13-2000: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-10-2000: E Center – Camden, NJ
06-08-2000: E Center – Camden, NJ
06-02-2000: Unknown – Charleston, SC
06-19-1998: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-17-1998: GTE Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA
06-14-1998: North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC
04-19-1996: Kravis Center – West Palm Beach, FL
08-16-1993: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
10-25-1982: Lake Lanier – Lake Lanier, GA
06-12-1982: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
Number of Shows: 16