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但愿人长久: A Song song
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ID: 2968 Advanced
Fri Oct 07 2016 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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|把酒||bǎjiǔ||to hold alcohol|
|悲欢离合||bēihuānlíhé||joys and sorrows; partings and reunions|
|阴晴圆缺||yīnqíngyuánquē||to wax and wane|
míngyuè jǐ shí yǒu ，bǎ jiǔ wèn qīngtiān ，bùzhī tiānshàng gōngquè ，jīn xì shì hé nián ？…rén yǒu bēihuānlíhé ，yuè yǒu yīnqíngyuánquē ，cǐshì gǔ nán quán 。dànyuàn rén chángjiǔ ，qiān lǐ gòng chánjuān 。”
"When did the bright moon first appear? I hold a glass to the heavens to ask, what date can it be in the divine imperial palace? Human life is full of both joys and sorrows, just as the moon waxes and wanes, and makes it hard to get satisfaction. If only men could live longer on the earth, although a thousand miles apart, they could both enjoy the beautiful glimmer of the same moonlight."
zhè shǒu gē ，qǔdiào yōuyáng ，gēcí wéiměi ，hé píngcháng tīngdào de Zhōngwén liúxíng yīnyuè hěnbù yīyàng 。
This song is so melodious and the lyrics are so beautiful, completely different from the average Mandopop music you generally hear.
nǐ yǒusuǒbùzhī le ba ，zhè ā ，yuánlái shì Sòngcháo de yī shǒu cí ，gǔdài yě shì yǒu qǔ kě yínchàng de ，zhǐshì niándài jiǔ yuǎn diūshī le qǔpǔ ，xiàndài yīnyuèrén yòu chóngxīn pǔ qǔ le 。
There's something you don't know. This was originally a Song dynasty ci poem and in ancient times it would have had a tune to sing along with. It's just that the score has been lost with time, so a modern musician rewrote a score for it.
ò ，nàme Sòngcí kěyǐ shuō shì Sòng Dài de liúxíng yīnyuè lo 。kěyǐ bāngzhù wǒ lǐjiě yīxià zhè shǒu gē de yìsi ma ？
Oh, so Song dynasty ci poetry can be said to be the popular music of the Song dynasty. Can you explain to me the meaning of this song?
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