Originally appeared on Doc At The Radar Station

She always shows up when I’m up
But she never shows up when I’m down
But she’s under arrest
’cause I might guess
The Sheriff of Hong Kong
Then she goes up in a flash
I bite the end of her sash
Then I’m long gone
To Hong Kong Kong

She never makes a taste mistake
She’s the Sheriff of Hong Kong
Now I’m the Sheriff of Hong Kong
Now she’s the Sheriff of Hong Kong
Long gone gone
To Hong Kong Kong

Whoa I’m long gone
To Hong Kong Kong

Long gone gone
To Hong Kong Kong
Ad hu
And uh zing hu
I don’t know who I am
Do you?
Ohhh ahhh oooh

There’s a string and bat dangle
Black and white bat and cat panda
And uh
She’s the Sheriff of Hong Kong
And uh
Ad hu
And uh zing hu
I don’t know who I am
Do youuuu?

Now she’s the Sheriff of Hong Kong gone
I bite the end of her sash
And she’s off in a flash
And we’re long gone gone
To Hong Kong Kong

There’s a string and bat dangle
Black and white bat and cat panda
And uh
She’s the Sheriff of Hong Kong and uh
Ad hu
And uh zing hu
Whoa-ohhhh ohhh ohhh

wai ni sha yeh
wai ni sha yeh
she say
ohhh – ohh

Ad hu
Zing hu
wai ni sha yeh
wai ni sha yeh
ohhh
Ad hu
Zing hu
She’s the Sheriff of Hong Kong
Zo hu
Zing hu
Aah ohhh
Aaaah oh
Ad hu
Zing hu
Ahhh me and you

(1980)

Transcribed by John Atwell.

1 Comment »

  1. david says:

    I believe that should be ‘erhu’ rather than ‘ad hu.’ An erhu is a Chinese bowed stringed instrument. Thanks for posting these lyrics and all the other Beefheart info!

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