Wim Sonneveld
The Japanese Sandman

Here’s a Japanese sandman
Sandman sneaking on with the dew
Just an old secondhand man
He'll buy your old day from you

He will take every sorrow
Of the day that is through
And he'll give you tomorrow
Just to start a life anew

Then you'll be a bit older
In the dawn when you wake
And you'll be a bit bolder
With the new day you make

Here's the Japanese Sandman
Trade him silver for gold
Just an old secondhand man
Trading new days for old.

Won't you stretch imagination for the moment and come with me
Let us hasten to a nation lying over the western sea
Hide behind the cherry blossoms here's a sight that will please your eyes
There's a baby with a lady of Japan singing lullabies

Here’s the Japanese sandman
Sandman sneaking on with the dew
Just an old secondhand man
He'll buy your old day from you

He will take every sorrow
Of the day that is through
And he'll give you tomorrow
Just to start a life anew

Then you'll be a bit older
In the dawn when you wake
And you'll be a bit bolder
With the new day you make

Here's the Japanese Sandman
Trade him silver for gold
Just an old secondhand man
Trading new days for old

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Copyrights
Author: Raymond B. Egan
Composer: Richard A. Whitin
Publisher: ?
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Published in: 1970
Language: English
Covered from: Nora Bayes - The Japanese Sandman
Available on: Luchtkastelen/Dromen en Fantasiën (2005)

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