Fukien Boat Song

Info

Fukienese is a group of Chinese dialects, including Amoy and Taiwanese, spoken in Fukien province in southeastern China as well as in Taiwan. (source) Fukien is also called Fujian is a province in SE China opposite Taiwan (source). The Fukien province is here.

Lyrics – Transliteration

(Chinese folk song)

Chit chia eh hoay chun kia tee Hokkien.
Kia kau tee poa hai chut or ean.

Ah Hock ee chin sooi goa boh gian.
Kamgoan khee chia chye khee seng tian.

English Translation

The only information I have is it is about a rocking boat, and is often sung as a lullaby.

Recorder Notes D, E, F#, A, B, D’

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  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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