The Tea Plantation

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Country: China
Language: Mandarin

A vivid song found on Francis Corpataux’s “Les Chants Des Enfants Du Monde Vol. 5: Tribal Minorities of China.”

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[wpspoiler name=”Original lyrics” style=”aatw-other” open=”true”]

Sanchya shee-ee she yoh oh tong nyeh nee
Ying hai naka mung mung yoh, mahn yen fohm

Yun xia xi shui dang lian yi, yun hai na ge meng meng yo man mian feng.

The stream at the bottom of the mountain flows and you can see the ripple.

The mist of the sea of clouds is flowing over the continuous mountains

Mountain is a just like a handsome boy

Water is like a girl, much more soft and gentle.

You hear cheerful chattering and happy singing and tea plucking.

All kinds of birds are singing for the spring.

 

Thanks so much to Ke-Jian for the translation.

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[wpspoiler name=”Lyrics of All Around This World version” style=”aatw-other” open=”true”]We pick tea this springtime day high up in the hills
We join the chirping birds as they sing
The mountain is a wise old man, strong and serious he stands
The water is a child so soft and gently sweet
We pick tea this springtime day
We pick tea this springtime day high up in the hills
Yun hai na ge meng meng yo man mian feng.
Below we see the dancing stream, laughing like a child, so sweet
We can touch the clouds that flow in like the sea
We pick tea this springtime day.

We pick tea this springtime day high up in the hills
We join the chirping birds as they sing
The mountain is a wise, old man, strong and serious he stands
The water is a child so playful and so sweet
We pick tea this springtime day

We pick tea this springtime day high up in the hills
Yun hai na ge meng meng yo man mian feng.
Below we see the dancing stream, laughing like a child, so sweet
We can touch the clouds that flow in like the sea
We pick tea this springtime day. [/wpspoiler]

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