1. Madam Wong

From the recording Madam Wong

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She was a fascinating character who dominated the L. A. rock and roll scene in the 1980s.


M A D A M   W O N G  
Michael A. Anthony  - copyright © 2010
Emi - Ami   Bmi - Emi - Ami   Bmi
In her silk kimona, hand-painted dressing gown
Emi - Ami   Bmi - Emi - Ami   Bmi
While the bottom of her tea-cup spelled “it’s only Chinatown”
C^ - F^ -
Madam Wong threw the I Ching for a rock-n-roll band
A7/C# - D
And said with broken lines on her left hand 
C^ - B7   B`9 [: Emi - Ami   Bmi :]
She’s not much into romance but she’s always good for a one night stand.
I got a call from San Francisco, Captain Henning’s on the line.
He said “I’m about to crack a bottle of  famous Bridgette Bordeaux wine.”
I said Chuck I’d be on Amtrak tonight
But I don’t let Madam Wong  out of sight.
Don Juan is on her left and Charlie Chan is always on her right.
chorus  - 
C^ - C^
She got a smile for love and one for hate
B - B
A smile that says baby, you’re doing  great
C^ - B
One that says maniac musicians better learn to wait
We practice on our kung fu, music and magic tricks.
And we take the tango lessons from the latina chicks
And Madam Wong with overwhelming indifference
Got the young musicos in suspense
With her Aire of beguiling innocence
coda ad lib. - [: Emi - Ami   Bmi :]x2  -    [: C^ - C^ - B - B - C^ - B :]