Chinese Children’s Song: Orchid Grass 蘭花草
A very sweet song about a little orchid plant and the longing and care that the gardener puts into it.
I came from the hills
Bringing an orchid grass
I plant it in the small garden
I hope the flower will bloom soon
I look at it three times a day
Until the season’s past
The orchid plant is still the same
There’s not a single bud
I see the autumn’s here
I move the plant to a warm room
Each day I watch with longing and care
Each night I do not forget my orchid
How I wish it would blossom in spring
Fulfilling my dreams
Filling our home with flowers and sweet scents
Click on the widget to hear or to download the version from award-winning CD 幼福-世界童謠精粹:
沈雁 – 蘭花草 This video still features a clear and sweet female vocal.
蘭花草 – 胡適. This video shows many types of 蘭花草 Orchids.
劉文正has a beautiful voice! The video is a little silly though!
鞍安An An’s soothing, karaoke version. Simplified Chinese lyrics and hanyu pinyin alongside. Great for singing along and practicing your mandarin!