Chinese folk song 蔡琴 Cai qin 王洛賓 Wang Luobin 在那银色月光下 zai na yin se yue guang xia Under that / the silver moonlight: lyrics, pinyin, English translation, song info, quotes of moonlight, and Moon River – Breakfast at Tiffany’s


王洛賓 -《在銀色的月光下》

Cai qin

Wang Luobin

zai4 na4 yin2 se4 yue4 guang1 xia4
Under that silver moonlight

zai4 na4 jin1 se4 sha1 tan1 shang4, sa3 man3 yin1 se4 de5 yue4 guang1
On that golden sandy shore which was fully sprinkled with silver moonlight

xun2 zhao3 wang3 shi4 zong1 ying3, wang3 shi4 zong1 ying3 mi2 mang1
I was looking for the traces of past happenings, however, the traces of past happenings were vast and indistinct

wang3 shi4 zong1 ying3 mi2 mang2, you2 ru2 huan4 meng4 yi2 yang4
The traces of past happenings were vast and indistinct; they were just like fantasies and dreams

ni3 zai4 he2 duo3 cang2, bei4 qi4 wo3 de5 gu1 niang5
Where were you hiding? The lady who abandoned me

wo3 qi2 zai4 ma3 er5 shang4, jian4 yi2 yang4 de5 fei1 xiang2
I am riding on the horse, flying like a sword

fei1 ya5 fei1 ya5 wo3 de5 ma3, chao2 zhuo5 ta1 qu4 de5 fang1 xiang4
Fly, fly my horse toward the direction where she went away

Translated by Shu

Background information about Under the silver moonlight
“Under the Silver Moonlight” originally is a Russian folk song. The Soviet Union, after the revolution, a lot of its people moved to Xinjiang and settled there. Thus, this song got passed onto local people of Xinjiang and became a minority folk song.

1949, “Western King of singing” Wang Luo Bing worked in Xinjiang and met a lot of ethnic minority. They often drank together and sang songs. Wang Luo Bing learned the song from there.

Quotes of moonlight:
“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
Oscar Wilde quotes

“The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy”
Persian Proverb quotes

“How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank.

Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music

Creep in our ears; soft stillness, and the night

Become the touches of sweet harmony.”
William Shakespeare quotes

“Moonlight is sculpture.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne quotes

“This life as you live it now and have lived it, you will have to live again and again, times without number, and there will be nothing new in it, but every pain and every joy and every thought and sigh and all the unspeakably small and great in your life must return to you and everything in the same series and sequence — and in the same way this spider and this moonlight among the trees, and this same way this moment and I myself. The eternal hour glass of existence will be turned again and again — and you with it, you dust of dust!”
Friedrich Nietzsche quotes

“Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.”
Jean Paul Richter quotes

Moon River – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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