惜别离: Reluctant To Part (from 孔雀东南飞 Peacocks Flying Southeast)

*opera song mentioned in Chaos of Beauty chapter nineteen

{{Reluctant To Part}}

Liu Lan Zhi (female lines):

Reluctant to part, reluctant to part,

Unlimited lingering love confessed through the zither strings,

The zither strings sounding cóng cóng like flowing water,

Resenting my darling’s leave this time will have no return.

Jiao Zhong Qing (male lines)

Reluctant to part, reluctant to part,

Unlimited lingering love confessed through the zither strings,

The zither strings sounding xí xí like the autumn breeze,

Zhong Qing loathes to part with my beloved wife.

(Both sings together)

Reluctant to part, reluctant to part,

Unlimited lingering love confessed through the zither strings,

The zither strings sounding qiè qiè like gentle whispers,

How are newlyweds to endure such long parting?

Good married couples, always stay together,

A pair of peacocks cohabiting forever.


《惜别离》             Xī Bié Lí

刘兰芝:                   Liú Lán Zhī:

惜别离,惜别离,   (Xī bié lí, xī bié lí)

无限情丝弦中寄,   (wú xiàn qíng sī xián zhōng jì)

弦声淙淙似流水,   (xián shēng cóng cóng shì liú shuǐ)

怨郎此去无归期。   (yuàn láng cǐ qù wú guī qī)

焦仲卿:                     Jiāo Zhòng Qīng:

惜别离,惜别离,   (Xī bié lí, xī bié lí)

无限情丝弦中寄,   (wú xiàn qíng sī xián zhōng jì)

弦声习习似秋风,   (xián shēng xíxí shì qiū fēng)

仲卿难舍我爱妻。   (zhòng qīng nán shě wǒ ài qī)

(合唱):                 Hé chàng

惜别离,惜别离,   (Xībiélí, xībié lí)

无限情丝弦中寄,   (wú xiàn qíng sī xián zhōng jì)

弦声切切似细语,   (xián shēng qiè qiè shì xì yǔ)

新婚怎忍长别离,   (xīn hūn zěn rěn cháng bié lí)

好夫妻,长相聚,   (hǎo fū qī, zhǎng xiàng jù)

一对孔雀永双栖。   (yī duì kǒng què yǒng shuāng qī)



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