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  • Yulong Working Song 2, Geduobei 

    Chen Sihua (World Oral Literature Project, 2012-09)
    This ploughing song praises fields and the beasts of burden that work in the fields, saying that even though bulls only eat grass, they work hard and never get tired. Such songs were no longer sung in the early twenty-first ...
  • Yulong Love Song 5, Saowao Baoseiba 

    Chen Sihua (World Oral Literature Project, 2012-09)
    The singer learned this love song from her grandmother while they were farming together. The lyrics state that though there are many beautiful flowers, the most beautiful is the peony, and though there are many handsome ...
  • Yulong Paean 1, Didu Juziyi 

    Chen Sihua (World Oral Literature Project, 2012-09)
    The singer learned this song from her elder brother Dong Cai when she was ten years old. This song may be sung at any celebratory gathering and describes the excellent local living conditions by stating that locals eat ...
  • Yulong Paean 2, Saowa Geibole 

    Chen Sihua (World Oral Literature Project, 2012-09)
    The singer learned this song from her teacher He Wenguang during her school holidays. This song is typically sung at celebratory gatherings, and encourages Naxi people to help one another. 歌手在学校假期的时候从她的和文光老师那儿学会了这首歌。 ...

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