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Vang Trang Khoc – Nguyen Van Chung

April 15th, 2008

Inspired by Thomas D. Le’s English translation of popular Vietnamese songs, I attempted at my own translation. This song was at the top of my ipod playlist a few years back.

The Tearful Moon

It is over, my love.
Olden days of us together, never a moment apart,
Of us sitting on sandy beach staring out into the midnight sea,
Singing whimsically verses of romantic love songs.

My heart is saddened because I still reminisce,
Because I still deplore how quickly we drifted.
Life is but a storm of many sorrows,
engulfing rapidly our once passionate love.

So please sweetheart, don’t linger in waited hopes.
Don’t feel remorse, for it will only hurt more.
Our love has faded.
You and I have gone our separate ways.

Now I’m sitting here alone.
The tearful moon and fallen stars have cried a river.
I’m grieving for myself, for you, and for the love we’ve shared
in woeful winter breeze.

There’s no need to cry my love, for I’ve come to realize.
Nobody wants a future that diverges in two.
Love comes and goes very unexpectedly.
Only a few enjoys a lifetime of happiness together.

Perhaps when you find someone new,
You will quickly forget the memories we’ve shared.
And I wish that the person you’ll meet
will be by your side and love you faithfully.

So please sweetheart, don’t linger in waited hopes.
Don’t feel remorse, for it will only hurt more.
Our love has faded.
You and I have gone our separate ways.

In the future if we get to meet again,
I ask that we at least exchange one word.
So we won’t forget the serenity
of a love that has given us our first dreams.

2 Comments

  1. Hi! I am a Filipnio student who is learning Vietnamese and Chu Nom. I actually made a video of this song just now wherein I translated it from Quoc Ngu to Chu Nom. Can I s\use your English tanslation of the song in my video please? I have seen many translations of the song but yours is the best so far……. I am translating many Vietnamese songs into Chu Nom and English right now……Thanks

  2. I’m fluent in vietnamese and english and I must say that your translation is great!!! (Y) Good job!

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