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Cantonese Love Songs

An English translation of Jiu Ji-yung's Cantonese songs of the early 19th century

Peter Morris

Publication Year: 1992

This collection of 97 Cantonese love songs aims to give a wider audience the opportunity of reading these songs in English. The author investigates the language and social background of the songs and provides cross-references to Chinese and Western literature.

Published by: Hong Kong University Press, HKU

TItle Page, Copyright, Dedication

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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The translator gratefully acknowledges permission to reprint extracts from the following works: Golden Treasury of Chinese Poetry. Translated by John A. Turner (5.J.), compiled and edited by John J. Deeney, Renditions Paperbacks, Hong Kong, 1989. Brocade River Poems. Selected writings of the Tang Dynasty Courtesan Xue Tao. Translated and...

CONTENTS

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pp. vii-x

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Introduction

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pp. 1-40

In these introductory pages and throughout the translation and notes appended, I have romanized the Chinese ideographs in their Cantonese pronunciation, to allow non-Cantonese speakers to pronounce them in the Cantonese way. Of the many available Cantonese-romanization systems I chose the...

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Prefaces

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pp. 41-56

Scholars who follow the path of virtue1 will take pleasure in learning of the tender devotion which these Cantonese songs describe. Please accept this small book as an attempt to rescue from torment all who in this world are sunk deep in the sea of desire. Written in the ninth month of the sixth year [i.e. 1828] of the...

The Songs

Song 1 Dispel Your Sorrows

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pp. 59-

Song 2 Choosing a True Heart

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pp. 60-

Song 3 Do Not Die

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pp. 61-

Song 4 Listening to the Oriole in Spring

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pp. 62-

Song 5 Thoughts Arise

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pp. 63-64

Song 6 Ungenerous Fate

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pp. 65-

Song 7 The World of Flowers

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pp. 66-

Song 8 The Farewell Banquet

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pp. 67-

Song 9 Woe Is Me

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pp. 67-

Song 10 Infatuation

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pp. 68-

Song 11 (Parts 1-5) Lamenting the Ill-fated

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pp. 69-75

Song 12 (Parts 1-6 ) Passion Is Killing Me

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pp. 76-81

Song 13 (Part 1) Flowers Are Ever the Same

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pp. 82-83

Song 14 Ill-fate and Passion

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pp. 84-

Song 15 It Is Hard to Hold Back My Tears

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pp. 85-

Song 16 The Geese of the Rivers Siu and Seung

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pp. 86-

Song 17 Concord Grass

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pp. 87-

Song 18 Flowers Are Beautiful

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pp. 88-89

Song 19 How Can I Be Patient?

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pp. 90-

Song 20 This Weary World

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pp. 91-

Song 21 Flowers Are Happy

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pp. 92-

Song 22 Regrets of Spring

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pp. 93-

Song 23 The Tender Moon

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pp. 94-

Song 24 The Heartless Moon

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pp. 94-95

Song 25 My Heart

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pp. 96-

Song 26 The Moon on the Rim of the Sky

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pp. 97-

Song 27 The Moon Over the House

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pp. 98-

Song 28 The Lone-flying Goose

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pp. 99-

Song 29 The Letter-carrying Goose

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pp. 100-

Song 30 The Passionate Geese

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pp. 101-

Song 31 (Part 1) The Region of Mist and Flowers

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pp. 101-102

Song 32 Willow Blossoms

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pp. 103-

Song 33 Flowers in the Mirror

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pp. 104-

Song 34 Flowers Shed Tears

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pp. 105-

Song 35 (Part 1) How Easy It Is

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pp. 106-110

Song 36 The Ebbing Tide

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pp. 111-

Song 37 Flowers Fall Easily

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pp. 112-

Song 38 The Butterfly Dream

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pp. 113-

Song 39 It Is Hard for the Moon to Keep Its Roundness

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pp. 114-

Song 40 On Pre-ordained Fate

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pp. 115-

Song 41 Repentance

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pp. 116-

Song 42 Virtuous Woman and Passionate Man

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pp. 117-

Song 43 Do Not Be Too Much on Fire

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pp. 117-

Song 44 Detain Your Guest

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pp. 118-

Song 45 Reassure Yourself

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pp. 119-

Song 46 I Am Waiting for You

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pp. 120-

Song 47 A Lament for 'Autumn Joy' 125

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pp. 121-122

Song 48 Wounded Spring

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pp. 123-

Song 49 The Flirting Butterfly

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pp. 123-

Song 50 The Lamp Moth

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pp. 124-

Song 51 Long Dreams

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pp. 125-

Song 52 Do Not Dream

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pp. 126-

Song 53 The Bonds of Love

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pp. 126-

Song 54 The Tree of Love

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pp. 127-

Song 55 The Love Knot

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pp. 128-

Song 56 (Part 1) The Tears of Parting

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pp. 128-129

Song 57 Unfeeling Words

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pp. 130-

Song 58 Unfeeling Eyes

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pp. 131-

Song 59 Songs Without Feeling

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pp. 132-

Song 60The Debt of Three Lives

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pp. 133-

Song 61 The Single-hearted Palm Tree156

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pp. 134-

Song 62 Unending

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pp. 134-

Song 63 Facing the Weeping Willow

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pp. 135-

Song 64 Hearing the Cry of the Goose

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pp. 136-

Song 65 Born Beautiful

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pp. 137-

Song 66 Not All That Beautiful

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pp. 137-

Song 67 Why Are You So Thin?

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pp. 138-

Song 68 My Darling

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pp. 138-

Song 69 No Easy Task

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pp. 139-

Song 70 Half a Life's Bitterness174

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pp. 140-

Song 71 It Is Hard to Conduct Oneself

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pp. 141-

Song 72 Utterly Helpless

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pp. 142-

Song 73 Sent Far Away

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pp. 143-

Song 74 (Part 1) Spring

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pp. 144-146

Song 75 The One Word 'Passion'

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pp. 147-

Song 76 (Part 1) The Passionate Willow

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pp. 148-

Song 77 The Sorrow I Cannot Dispel

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pp. 149-

Song 78 In the Depths of Sorrow

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pp. 150-

Song 79 (Part 1) What Is the Best Thing to Do?

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pp. 150-151

Song 80 Only One Body

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pp. 152-

Song 81 Do Not Be Afraid of Ungenerous Fate 202

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pp. 153-

Song 82 Lamenting the Shortness of Life

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pp. 153-

Song 83 Unhurt by the Wind

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pp. 154-

Song 84 The Cable of Love

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pp. 155-

Song 85 Lovesickness

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pp. 155-

Song 86 Soul-dissolving Willow

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pp. 156-

Song 87 The Region of Mist and Flowers

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pp. 157-

Song 88 The Mandarin Drake and Duck

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pp. 158-

Song 89 The Fan

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pp. 159-

Song 90 Knitting a Silken Fabric

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pp. 160-

Song 91 Facing the Lonely Lamp

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pp. 161-

Song 92 The Peach-blossom Fan

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pp. 162-

Song 93 The Waves at the Prow

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pp. 162-

Song 94 Hearing the Cawing of the Crow

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pp. 163-

Song 95 Dressing the Hair

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pp. 164-

Song 96 Paying the Flower-debt

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pp. 165-

Song 97 Burn Pure Oil

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pp. 166-

Appendices

Appendix I: The Original Prefaces in Chinese

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pp. 169-170

Appendix II: The Original Songs in Chinese

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pp. 171-194

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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pp. 195-198

INDEX

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pp. 199-203


E-ISBN-13: 9789882200548
Print-ISBN-13: 9789622092846

Page Count: 216
Publication Year: 1992