"Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp" as written by and Laura Nyro....
Market in the cool white mornin'
Merchants sell while women buy
Milk, tobacco, soap and matches
Sweep the floor
While the dishes dry
Spring whispered in her ear
Like soft Mediterranean wailin'
Sleepy woman by the window
Dreamin' in the morning air
Of the one who takes her sweetness
By a chinese lamp upstairs
The steam of china tea
You could hear the woman sing
In the soft flames of spring
Spring has swept the scarlet side streets
Winds caress, undress, invite
Upstairs by a china lamp
They softly talk in the cool spring night

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"Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp" as written by Laura Nyro

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    General Commentah this song is so pretty, beautiful lyrics too.
    don't kill me, but on this song she's got a rather limited vocal range...it's like high, and higher.
    mister care-too-muchon November 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's true that her vocal range is limited in this song. I kind of like it. She doesn't have to go all over the scale in every song! It's great!
    supernukeon June 14, 2010   Link

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