Tune: “Song of a Southern Country”
Where is the Central Plain?
I gaze beyond the Northern Tower in vain.
It has seen dynasties fall and rise
As time flies
Or as the endless River rolls before my eyes.
While young Sun had ten thousand men at his command,
Steeled in battles, he defend’d the southeastern land.
Among his equals in the world, who were heroes true
But Cao and Liu?
And even Cao would have a son like Sun Zhong-mou.