LISTEN TO CHEN XING SINGING THE SONG
There are so many songs in admiration of Shangrila in China that I found it a little difficult to choose the most suitable one for you.
Anyway, last week, I introduced the first one, which was written by a famous Shenzhen woman poet Gu Xueer who had spent 2years and 7 months in Shangrila and Lijiang writing poetry, lyrics and a long literary work that is considered one of the best works to express the love life of the Naxi people, Naxi People's Final Sacrifice for Love. Also, I felt that the singing of Mr. Rong Zhong Er Jia expressed the feeling of the song very well.
In my opinion the song of Sangrila by Guxueer and Rong Zhong Er Jia is the best because of its beautiful poetic language infused with the sweet smell of great nature and the deep love of the local people for their land. That is why, as soon as I heard it first time on the tour bus, I was deeply attracted by it.
Today, however, I would like to introduce another song of Shangrila which has a very simple language and tone that expresses the love of the local people for Shangrila, and expresses the feeling that Shangrila is in the hearts of the people who live on the land.
The singer/writer Mr. Chen Xing is not as famous as Ms. Gu Xueer, so could not find the lyrics anywhere; however, I found his Chinese very clear, so it was very easy for me to note down the lyrics. I thought that maybe this song would be more suitable for you to listen to and to help you to improve your Chinese listening level.
MAIN MEANING OF THE SONGLISTEN TO CHEN XING SINGING THE SONG:
By Mr. Chen Xing
There is a mystic place that names Shangrila,
the high snow mountains is its fence,
the bright green fragrant grass is its carpet,
the clear brook is its song...
There is a charming place that names Shangrila,
the people love each other as members in a same family,
there is no any scandals here,
to go over all of the world with a clean heart...
Ah... ah... ah... ah...
The dream in my heart is just here,
it is a clean land and a loving family;
The sun and moon in my heart is just there,
On the clean land of Shangrila...
CHINESE CHARACTER AND PRONUNCIATION LISTEN TO CHEN XING SINGING THE SONG:
香格里拉-- Xiang Ge Li La
有一个神秘的地方叫香格里拉-- You yige shenmi de difang jiao Xiang Ge Li La，
高高的雪山是篱笆 -- Gaogao de xueshan shi liba，
翠绿的芳草铺地毯 -- cui lǜ de fangcao pu ditan，
清清的小溪哗哗啦...-- qingqing de xiaoxi hua la la...
有一个迷人的地方叫香格里拉 -- You yige miren de difang jiao Xiang Ge Li La，
相爱的人们似一家 -- xiangai de shenmen si yijia，
没有了流长语蜚短 -- meiyou le liu chang yu fei duan，
心 无 尘 埃 走 天 涯 -- xin wu chen ai zou tian ya。
哈嗬，哈嗬，哈嗬，哈嗬 -- a hou， a hou, a hou, a hou...
你在那里我的梦 -- Ni zai nali wo de meng，
好一方净土和一家 -- hao yifang jingtu he yijia。
你在那里心中的日月 -- ni zai nali xinzhong de riyue，
好一方净土香格里拉 -- hao yifang jingtu Xiang Ge Li La。
LISTEN TO CHEN XING SINGING THE SONG:
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Written, Translated and Recorded on Sat, July 21, 2007