採檳榔 Lyrics and English Translation
This is a Hunan folk song made well known by Teresa Teng but was sung much earlier by Zhou Xuan (周璇).
卓依婷 – Teresa Teng
卓依婷 – Zhou Xuan (周璇)
采 槟 榔 – Timi Zhuo
低头又想 他又美 他又壮
gao gao di shu shang jie bing lang
shei xian pa shang shei xian chang
shei xian pa shang wo ti shui xian zhuang
shao nian lang cai bing lang
xiao mei mei ti lan tai tou wang
di tou you xiang
ta you mei ta you zhuang
shei ren bi ta qiang
gan mang lai jiao sheng wo de lang ya
qing shan gao ya liu shui chang
na tai yang yi chang
na gui niao er zai chang
jiao wo lia gan kuai hui jia xiang
Picking Betel Nuts (採檳榔)
On the tall tree grows the betel nuts.
Whoever climb up first will taste them first.
Whoever climb up first, I will pack for him first.
Young man picks the betel nuts.
Young lady hold the basket, look up and think.
He is handsome; he is also strong.
Who can be better than him?
I hurry to call my lover
The green mountain is tall, and the water runs a long way.
The Sun has set, and the returning birds are singing.
Telling the two of us to hurry back to our home village.