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綠島小夜曲(Green Island Serenade)
This green island is like a boat, rocking gently beneath the moonlit night, tonight.
Sweetheart, you are like the boat, drifting across in the sea of my heart.
Let my song blow in zephyr to draw back the curtains of your mind;
Let my heartfelt emotion keep on pouring out to you along with endless tide.
My affection cannot be covered up by the long shadow of palm trees,
And my heart is illuminated by the bright and beautiful moonbeams
What it is now a calm and serene night in this moonlit island,
Oh my sweetheart, why do you still remain silent without a word?
P.S. It has been over sixty years since I first heard of the song. Several months ago when I was visiting Miaoli with some erstwhile classmates, we sang this song along with the accompaniment from a guitar buff. Last evening, incidentally I heard it again in YouTube.
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