Chit Tae Shan Yoe Ma

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Country: Myanmar/Burma
Language: Burmese

This is a popular Myanmar/Burmese pop song by Sai Htee Saing, who is one of the best known musicians in Burmese history. Saing started his career by defying the ruling dictatorship and ended it kowtowing to the military junta, even singing songs written by the propaganda minister, though his early material is still well-loved in Myanmar. He is from the Shan ethnic group but sang mainly in Burmese. This is a song about missing his Shan homeland. The Shan ethnic group feels jilted by the government because of an abandoned promise of independence. Songs by Shan singers, especially those sung in Burmese, therefore always have a tinge of politics woven into them.
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[wpspoiler name=”Lyrics of All Around This World version” style=”aatw-other” open=”true”]Chit tae, chit tae, Shan yoe ma
Chit tae, chit tae, Shan yoe ma
Seeing the mountains where I was born
I can’t tell you how much I love
The Shan dance styles, the Shan drum sounds
I know I can never go back to my far away home
Chit tae, chit tae, Shan yoe ma
Chit tae, chit tae, Shan yoe ma
Back in my hometown with my best friends
Those were the times I adored
We ate sticky rice, we ate soy beans
I know I can never go back to my far away home[/wpspoiler]

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