"I Like Chinese" as written by and Eric Idle....
The world today is 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 you knees,
Yet they're always friendly and they're ready to 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 the many things they've done to impress,
There's maoism, taoism, I Ching and chess.

I like chinese,
I like chinese,
I like their tiny little trees,
Their zen, their ping-pong, their ying and yang-eze.

I like chinese thought,
The wisdom that Confusious taught,
If Darwin is anything to shout about,
The chinese will survive us all without any doubt.

So, I like chinese,
I like chinese,
They only come up to you knees,
Yet they're wise, and they're witty, and they're ready to please

Wo, I chumba run,
Wo, I chumba run,
Wo, I chumba run,
Ne hamma, Ne hamma, Ne hamma chi chen.

I like chinese,
I like chinese,
They're 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-eze

I like chinese,
I like chinese



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"I Like Chinese" as written by Roland Orzabal Alan Griffiths

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    General CommentI'm Chinese.. am I allowed to like this song? It feels wrong, but hell it's a great song! =) Ahaha..
    MinorChordon March 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah you can like the song haha, this is the maddest song, whats the chinese vers, i used to learn chinese in year seven
    and its like:

    wo i ??? ren
    wo i ??? ren
    wo i ??? ren
    ni hao ma
    ni hao ma
    hi hao ma, zai jien
    mattalacon April 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm Chinese too. It's not that offensive except: "They only come up to your knees" and "But they're cute and they're cuddly, and they're ready to please."

    In New South Wales, Australia, there's a chain of electrical stores called "Bing Lee", who was Chinese (Bing Lee has since passed away and his family run the stores). They use the music from this song but with the lyrics "I Like Bing Lee".
    elwyn5150on July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat always confused me was the line about Chess. The Chinese invented Go, which many say is better than Chess, but I thought Chess was a European invention. And did the Chinese invent Ping Pong? I know that they're the best in the world at it, and they stand about 100 feet away while playing it.
    loderunneron August 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI couldn't get this song out of my head when I recently visited Hong Kong. I'm 188cm tall so the line:

    "they only come up to your knees"

    rang true (well almost - just exaggerated for effect).

    I don't think that this song is offensive, after all Monty Python lampoons everything and everyone, including themselves. Being Australian, their "Bruce's " sketch unashamedly uses stereotypes and pokes fun at us Australians but I thought that it was hilarious.
    chrisb1on December 06, 2008   Link
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    TranslationThe chinese lyrics

    我爱中国人 Wo ai zhongguo ren (I like chinese [people])
    你好吗 ni hao ma (how do you do)
    再见 zai jian (bye)
    papatrexason March 08, 2013   Link

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