A beautiful Chinese folk song 在那遥远的地方

Posted by Grace Feng on March 14, 2012

It has been a very long day for me today. But it always feels so good to sit back down and type to you, my dear friends, about Chinese, China, eastern world, or just anything. Maybe you just had a bad day like me, or maybe your day has actually been really good, either way, I hope you enjoy your stop on my blog, learn something new and take away some thoughts maybe.

Since you’re here with me today, let’s close our eyes and listen to a very beautiful Chinese folk song “In a Distant Land”. It is a romantic and somewhat tragic love song of a besotted prince that was so enamored by her beauty he is willing to transcend physical distance, wealth and position in search of love.

在那遥远的地方。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。In a distant land
有位好姑娘。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。There lives a mild maid
人们走过她的帐房。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。None who pass her by
都要回头留恋地张望。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。can but steal a longing glance
她那粉红的笑脸。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。The blush of her cheeks
好像红太阳。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。Rivals the setting sun
她那活泼动人的眼睛。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。Her lively eyes
好像晚上明媚的月亮。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。are as stirring as pale moonlight

我愿抛弃了财产。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。I would renounce the world I own
跟她去牧羊。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。Live lowly like a sheppard
每天看着那粉红的笑脸。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。To wake up to that rosy face
和那美丽金边的衣裳。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。and her beautiful golden clothes
我愿做一只小羊。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。I would follow her like a lamb
跟在她身旁。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。wherever she would lead
我愿她拿着细细的皮鞭。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。Or willingly accept all fortune’s blows
不断轻轻打在我身上。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。if only by her hand

[pin yin version]

zài nà yáoyuǎn de dìfang。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。In a distant land
yǒu wèi hǎo gūniang。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。There lives a mild maid
rénmen zǒuguò tā de zhàng fáng。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。None who pass her by
dōu yào huítóu liúliàn dì zhāngwàng。。。。。。。。。。。。。can but steal a longing glance
tā nà fěnhóng de xiàoliǎn。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。The blush of her cheeks
hǎoxiàng hóng tàiyáng。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。Rivals the setting sun
tā nà huópo dòngrén de yǎnjing。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。Her lively eyes
hǎoxiàng wǎnshang míngmèi de yuèliang。。。。。。。。。are as stirring as pale moonlight

wǒ yuàn pāoqì le cáichǎn。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。I would renounce the world I own
gēn tā qù mùyáng。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。Live lowly like a sheppard
měitiān kàn zhe nà fěnhóng de xiàoliǎn。。。。。。。。。。。。To wake up to that rosy face
hé nà měilì Jīnbiān de yīshang。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。and her beautiful golden clothes
wǒ yuàn zuò yī zhǐ xiǎoyáng。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。I would follow her like a lamb
gēn zài tā shēn páng。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。wherever she would lead
wǒ yuàn tā ná zhe xì xì de píbiān。。。。。。。。。。。Or willingly accept all fortune’s blows
bùduàn qīngqīng dǎ zài wǒ shēnshang。。。。。。。。。。。。。if only by her hand

What do you feel, my dear friend? Do you like it? Let me know your thoughts, thanks …


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9 Responses to “A beautiful Chinese folk song 在那遥远的地方”

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    03-14-2012 11:35 am



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      03-15-2012 1:11 am

      我从小就听这种歌长大的. 在中国大人小孩应该都听过这首歌.它觉得少数民族的歌都很美, 很特别. 有一种广阔草原的气势, 又饱含情感.


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    04-26-2012 3:26 am

    Ah.. so this is what it is.. the origin of 在那遙遠的地方 of Wang lihong. I really like this one.
    Thanks for sharing !


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      04-26-2012 3:28 am

      I’m delighted you loved it, Trang. :-)



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    12-08-2012 11:07 pm

    小时候常听的歌,依然很喜欢 :)


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      Grace Feng:

      12-08-2012 11:32 pm



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    Debbie T:

    07-07-2014 5:07 pm

    This song is really beautiful – I was looking for songs to help me improve my Chinese. I have only just discovered your website and it seems so helpful. Thank you very much. I need lots of things to listen to. I have been learning Mandarin since Christmas as my son lives and works in China and I hope to visit soon.


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      Grace Feng:

      07-09-2014 3:49 am

      Debbie, it’s my pleasure to help. Hope you can reunite with your son soon!



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