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Tales of a Hakka town (4)
Tales from a Hakka town (4)
There was a very popular Hakka mountain song in this Hakka town.
It went like this.
Shan Ge Ai4 Chang4 Kou3 Nan2 Kai Love to sing a mountain song
but hard to open the mouth
Bai2 Mi3 Hao3 Chi Tian2 Nan2 Zhong3 White rice nice to eat
but it's very hard to plant them
Qu3 Ge4 Lao3 Po3 Gao You4 Liang4 Married a tall and beautiful wife
Zhu3 Ge4 Fan4 Lai2 Chou4 Huo3 Yan The rice she cooked smelt of smoke
Qu3 Ge3 Lao3 Po3 Ai3 Du Du Married a short and stumpy wife
Zhu3 Ge4 Fan4 Lai2 Xiang Pu Pu The rice she cooked smelt aroma
- A Hakka Rhyme
- From: CHUNG Yoon-Ngan <firstname.lastname@example.org>