1700 China - 茉莉花 (Mo Li Hua - Jasmine Flower)

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"茉莉花" (Mo Li Hua - Jasmine Flower) is a popular Chinese folk song that dates back to the 18th century. In time, many regional variations were created, and the song gained popularity both in China and abroad.

Jasmine Flower:

English lyrics:

Flower of jasmine, so fair!
 Flower of jasmine, so fair!
 Budding and blooming here and there,
 Pure and fragrant all do declare.
 Let me pick you with tender care,
 Sweetness for all to share.
 Jasmine fair, oh Jasmine fair.

Chinese lyrics:

好一朵美丽的茉莉花
 好一朵美丽的茉莉花
 芬芳美丽满枝桠
 又香又白人人夸
 让我来将你摘下
 送给别人家
 茉莉花呀茉莉花 

 

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