鄧麗君 《南海姑娘》 (The Tropics Sea Girl)

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

In praise of the love of humanity of tender young girls and sweet sixteens themselves, i've translated these beautiful Chinese lyrics of a popular Teresa Deng song.

南海姑娘, sung by by Teresa Deng (1953 to 1995).

鄧麗君 《南海姑娘》 Teresa Teng
南海姑娘

椰风挑动银浪
夕阳躲云偷看
看见金色的沙滩上
独坐一位美麗的姑娘

眼睛星样灿烂
眉似新月弯弯
穿着一件红色的纱笼
红得象她嘴上的槟榔

她在轻叹
叹那无情郎
想到泪汪汪
湿了红色纱籠白衣裳

哎呀 南海姑娘
何必太过悲伤
年纪轻轻只十六半
舊夢失去有新侣做伴
The Tropics Sea Girl

Coconut breeze flirts the silver waves
The gloaming sun ogles behind the cloud
Looking over the golden beach
Sits alone a pretty girl

Eyes gleaming like the stars
Brows curvy as the new moon
She wears a red sarong
As red as the betel nut in her mouth

She bemoans
Over that heartless one
Poignancy filling her eyes
Dampened her red sarong

O, sweetie of the South Sea
Why so overly a grief
Age so tender only sixteen
A lost dream garners you new ones

The person who made the song famous is 鄧麗君 (Teresa Deng). She may also be the original singer of the song. 王菲 (Faye Wong) also sung this song dedicated to Teresa, and her version is also extremely beautiful.

王菲 《南海姑娘》 Buy at amazon
“Chara 《南海姑娘》” from movie Swallowtail Butterfly (film), sung and starring by Chara (singer) (Miwa Watabiki (綿引美和)).

Teresa Teng

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