The Mekong Song by The Refreshments.

Two day slow boat down the Mekong River.

Who remembers the song Mekong-by the Refreshments? I use to to listen to them all the time while mowing lawns for money back in high school. The album was Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy. I know the lyrics by heart. Hot summer days and a cold drink, not really knowing quite yet what was happy hour was or anything related to alcohol.

Since back then this song always made me visualize what the Mekong and Bangkok,  Saigon and Laos were like. So here I am. I’ll have to see if the mighty Mekong river and its region live up to my teenage day dreaming years.

“Barkeep, Another Mekong please, Yes of course, you can keep the change, A new glass here, for this new friend of mine, Forgive me, I forgot your name, Flip a coin What shall we talk about, Heads I tell the truth and tails I lie, Well I came all the way, From Taipei today, Now Bangkok’s pouring rain, and I’m going blind again, And I haven’t seen my girl, for fifteen thousand miles…”

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