ON THE ROAD TO MANDALAY Rudyard Kipling (l) 1892 Oley Speaks (m) 1907 as recorded by Frank Sinatra with Orchestra conducted by Antonio Morelli (live) November 5th 1961 Las Vegas also recorded by - Ben Selvin & his Orchestra '24 Peter Dawson '32 Lawrence Tibbett with Nat Shilkret & his Orchestra '35 Nelson Eddy (radio) '37 Bing Crosby with Jack Halloran's Orchestra & Chorus '58 Owen Brannigan Frank Croxton By the Old Moon Main Pagoda, Lookin' eastward to the sea, There's a Burma broad a-sittin', And I know she's got a yen for me! And the wind is in those palm trees, And the temple bells, they say, "Come you back, you crazy soldier, Come you back to Mandalay!". Come you back to Mandalay Where the old flotilla way; Can't you hear their paddles chunkin' >From Rangoon to Mandalay? On the road to Mandalay Where the flyin' fishes play, And the dawn comes up like thunder Out of China, 'cross the bay. Ship me somewhere east of Suez Where the best is like the worst, And there ain't no Ten Commandments, And a cat, he can raise a thirst! And those crazy bells, still ringin', 'Cause it's there that I long to be, By the Egg Foo Yong Pagoda Lookin' eastward to the sea, Lookin' eastward - to the sea. Ah, come you back to Mandalay, Where the old flotilla lay; Can't you hear their paddles chunkin' >From Rangoon to Mandalay? On the road to Mandalay Where the flyin' fishes play, And the dawn comes up like thunder. note - The Kipling family disapproved of Sinatra's recording - amongst other things I guess the use of "broad" in line v3 didn't help! (Transcribed by Peter Akers - March 2013)