[mls_h3] Chinese song 茉莉花 mò lì huā －－Jasmine Flower [/mls_h3]
Mo Li Hua (Chinese 茉莉花; pinyin : Mòlìhuā; literally: “Jasmine Flower”), is a popular Chinese folk song . It was created during the Qianlong Emperor period of the Qing Dynasty (18th century). There are several regional versions of the song,
One version of the song describes a custom of giving Jasmine flowers, popular in the southern Yangze delta region of China.
The song became one of the first Chinese folk songs to become widely known outside China. In 1896 the song was used as temporary national anthem by the Qing Chinese officials in Europe. It has been used during events such as 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics and 2010 Shanghai Expo opening ceremony, and controversially during the 2011 Chinese protests.
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Mò Lì Huā 茉莉花 –Jasmine Flower
Melody and Lyrics:
Sung by 蔡琴：
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Sung by American singer, songwriter Priscilla Ahn 普莉西雅：
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Children version of Mo Li Hua:
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Music 茉莉花 mò lì huā in Chinese traditional instrument 簫／箫 xiāo Chinese flute:
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