In the '70s, collegians at Amherst set the loo-year-old jingle to music and sang it over pots of ale, when they wanted to prove that they could walk a musical straight line. One of the many versions ran like this: In China there lived a little man His name was Chingery-ri-chan-chan, His feet were large and his head was small, And this little man had no brains at all.
Chingery-rico-rico-day ekel tekel Hap py man.
Kuan-a-desco cartty-o gallopy-wallopy-china-go.
Last week this old tongue twister, with new and even less intelligible lyrics, was the fast-climbing No....