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Nanci Griffith - Old Hanoi Lyrics

Nanci Griffith Old Hanoi lyrics is the 7th song on the album "Hearts In Mind" by Nanci Griffith. The "Old Hanoi" lyrics by Nanci Griffith are displayed below.
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Old Hanoi by Nanci Griffith


Where are all the Satchel Boys

Selling books outside the Metripole?

Books to read in English

Books of light and sorrows

Of this foreign land

They are gone

They've flown away

 

Where are all the cyclos

With their drivers pedaling grace?

Crowded out by motorbike

Confined to lesser space

In old Hanoi

They grew wings

They've flown away

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(chorus)

In the words of Graham Greene

Like the Quiet American

Searching these sacred streets

For old Hanoi

 

In all of these sacred things

That I've been blessed in life to see

I believe I'm in someone's dream

In history

 

Where is the eloquence

Of the ladies on their bicycles?

Dressed in their au dias

In the lotus flowered nights

Of Indochine

They rode to progress

They've flown away

 

(chorus)

 

Old Hanoi…searching for Indochine

Old Hanoi…cherchant l' Indochine

In old Hanoi

In old Hanoi

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