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Old 02-08-2005, 02:23 AM
blowero blowero is offline
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I too know exactly what the OP is talking about. Unfortunately, I have no idea where it came from.
Originally Posted by NattoGuy
Here is what I think you'll find - there will be no instance of the precise tune you're talking about before 1974, in Carl Douglas's Kung Fu Fighting.
I'm fairly certain that's incorrect, because I recall hearing that song for the first time, and thinking, "Ha, ha - they put that little Chinese song in there as a joke". That tune is a sort of musical joke; it's a stereotype of what Westerners think Oriental music sounds like. We used to sing it as kids. I remember it, in the exact same form, as far back as my memory goes.

Where it came from might just be a mystery, just like that "Nyah....nyah, nyah, nyah...nyah" song that kids always sing.