I'm The Japanese Sandman

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"I'm The Japanese Sandman" is a song from 1920, composed by Richard A. Whiting and with lyrics by Raymond B. Egan.

The song is about a sandman from Japan, who exchanges yesterdays for tomorrows. The number has a very Oriental atmosphere, and is similar to many other songs from the interbellum who sing about a dreamy, exotic setting. The song has been covered many times.

During his appearance in the KPPC, Pasadena radio show Zappa played "I'm The Japanese Sandman" in a cover by the doo-wop group The Cellos.

Zappa sings a line from the song in A Little Green Rosetta: "Rang Tang, Ding Dong, I'm the Japanese Sandman".

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