slow boat to china

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 11 14:11:16 UTC 2004

On Thu, 18 Nov 2004, Sam Clements wrote:

> Supposedly Frank Loesser wrote the song of this name in 1948.
> I can find a Washington Post column by Bill Gold in December, 1947 which
> says:
> "As the old proberb says, I'd like to get him on a slow boat to China."

Again I am in a place without ProQuest Historical Newspapers access.  Can
Sam or anyone else give me the exact date of the above Washington Post

Fred Shapiro

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