Little silver moon rides the sky like a boat,
Past the twinkling stars it will float, lightly float.
Sail little moon boat to the west,
Sail little moon boat while I rest.


Yeher wahn wahn shiang ee tiow troon quatien shung.
Troon qua sheen sheen tah ee rahn cheen, ying piau dahng.
Yahng gahng shiang sho she fahng hahng.
Chiah shiao shiao yeen troon wah ahn shung.

Lyrics (Chinese) 小银船

船挂星星 它依然轻盈飘荡


The moon curved like a boat hangs in the sky
Hanging in the stars, it’s still floating lightly,
Sailing towards the west
This little silver boat is very peaceful.

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  • Song with chords, Orff arrangement with A, G, E ostinato, Recorder Notes E, G, A, C, Lesson ideas for Rhythm: Steady beat & half notes
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