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Unread postby Ranbir » Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:15 pm

http://www.monkeyjourneytothewest.com/the-album/

A cool video made with the styling from the recent Chinese Opera of Monkey: Journey to the West by Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn.

Anyway, if someone is willing to provide a translation of what they're saying I'd appreciate it greatly!
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Re: Monkey Bee

Unread postby Zhanghe_of_Wei » Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:23 pm

Love it love it!

This is the best I can give you :P I can't catch some of the lines, esp from Princess Iron Fan, which I looked up here but still I'm not entirely convinced that they are correctly translated..

Anyways this should be about 90% correct :P :

Princess Iron Fan:
BA JIAO BAO SHAN
The palm-leaf (literal: "eight edges") fan

WEI LI WU BI
Has unmatched power

BA WAN SI QIAN, ZHUAN SHEN HUI CI?
From much distance, he comes back so soon?

WEI HE PO HOU! JING SHAN BU ZOU?
(???) You impossible monkey!

ZAI SHAN SAN SHAN , FAN ZHUAN YU ZHOU
(?)Again I wave the fan, churning the universe over and over

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Sun Wukong:
WO BAO TANG SENG QU XI JING
I’m guarding Tripitaka on his journey to obtain scriptures in the West

JIE NI BAO SHAN YONG YI YONG
May I borrow your treasured fan

YONG WAN LE JIU HUAN GEI NI
When done I will return it to you

BIE NA ME XIAO QI MA
Don’t be so petty
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Guan-Yin:
WU KONG GONG XI
Wukong, congratulations

QU JING LAI LIAO
(?) You are coming for the scriptures.

SHI FU TANG SENG ZAI NA
Where is master Tripitaka?

SONG NI YI LI DING FENG DAN
I present you a wind blocking magic pill
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Princess Iron Fan’s Servants:
NAI NAI WAI MIAN YOU GE "QI TIAN DA SHENG" YAO JIE BA JIAO BAO SHAN
Princess, there's a "God of Seven Heavens" who want to borrow the palm-leaf fan
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Re: Monkey Bee

Unread postby Ranbir » Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:34 am

Thank you!

Certainly provided in a better context than what I found from other people as well.
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