China Clipper

China Clipper
Listen to
Let’s go flying now, let’s go flying through the sky
Let’s go flying now, let’s go flying, you and I
We’ll skim the bay out near Treasure Isle
Propellers humming all the while
Let’s go flying now
 
Flying off to distant lands
‘Cross the widest of the seas
With our maps and our best plans
And our dreams… the China Clipper, you and me
 
And we’ll set a course for South of West
Another trans-Pacific endurance test
We’ll set her down right in Kowloon Bay
And maybe see Manila on the way
Let’s go flying now
 
Flying off to distant lands
‘Cross the widest of the seas
With our maps and our best plans
And our dreams… the China Clipper, you and me
 
We were front porch kids from Arkansas
Raised by our granny to be good and strong
Newsreel heroes were all we ever saw
We just want to fly… we just want to fly.. high
 
Marco Polo had his route by land
We’ve got imagination, and our Clipper grand
A simple shiny little metal toy
Made world explorers of these two boys
Let’s go flying now
 
Flying off to distant lands
‘Cross the widest of the seas
With our maps and our best plans
And our dreams… the China Clipper, you and me
 
The world was changing fast, the world was changing…and our dreams…
Newsreel heroes fly…into our dreams…
 
© Matt Stone, 2007.
Inspired by Ron Stone’s “Roads in Time: China Clipper” story