Tune: “The Beautiful Lady Yu”
Written for Chen Xiang at the Scenic Hall
How fair the lakes and hills of Southern lands,
With plains extending as golden strands!
How oft, wine-cup in hand, have you been here
To make us linger drunk though we appear?
By Sandy River Pond the new-lit lamps are bright.
Who sings “the Water Melody” at night?
When I come back, the wind goes down, the bright moon paves
With emerald glass the river waves.