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CHEAP CHARLIE

THIS SONG BECAME FAMOUS IN SOUTH VIETNAM. THERE IS NOT ONE AUSTRALIAN WHO SERVED THERE THAT DOES NOT KNOW IT. 
IT'S SUNG TO THE TUNE OF "NICK, NACK, PADDYWACK GIVE A DOG A BONE" (FROM THE INN OF THE SIXTH HAPPINESS).

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UC-DAI-LOI, CHEAP CHARLIE,

HE NO BUY ME SAIGON TEA,

SAIGON TEA COSTS MANY MANY P,

UC-DAI-LOI BE CHEAP CHARLIE

 

UC-DAI-LOI, CHEAP CHARLIE,

HE NO GIVE ME MPC,

MPC COSTS MANY, MANY P,

UC-DA-LOI HE CHEAP CHARLIE

 

UC-DAI-LOI, CHEAP CHARLIE,

HE NO GO TO BED WITH ME,

FOR IT COST HIM MANY, MANY P,

UC-DAI-LOI HE CHEAP CHARLIE.

 

UC-DAI-LOI, CHEAP CHARLIE,

MAKE ME GIVE HIM ONE FOR FREE,

MAMMA-SAN GO CROOK AT ME,

UC-DAI-LOI HE CHEAP CHARLIE.

 

UC-DAI-LOI, CHEAP CHARLIE,

HE GIVE BABYSAN TO ME,

BABYSAN COSTS MANY, MANY P,

UC-DAI-LOI HE CHEAP CHARLIE.

 

UC-DAI-LOI, CHEAP CHARLIE,

HE GO HOME ACROSS THE SEA,

HE LEAVE BABYSAN WITH ME,

UC-DAI-LOI HE CHEAP CHARLIE.

 

UC-DAI-LOI . . . . . VIETNAMESE FOR AUSTRALIA

CHEAP CHARLIE . . . . . STINGY

SAIGON TEA . . . . . WHISKEY AND COKE

P . . . . . PIASTA (MONEY)

MPC . . . . . MILITARY PAY CERTIFICATE

MAMMA-SAN MADAM (AS IN WHOREHOUSE IN THIS CASE)

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 In memory of and with utmost respect to all fallen heroes