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Porcelain of Green Flowers (青花瓷)

March 25th, 2008 by Ah Doe

Another Jay Chou’s piano sheet from me.

After posting 2 piano sheets from his latest album: Rainbow and The Cowboy is Busy, this is the third piano sheet from that album. If you are familiar with Jay’s song list in every of his albums, you will find at least one Oriental style in it. This time, his oriental Porcelain of Green Flowers (青花瓷) is finally written on paper.

Among all the lyrics translations I have ever accomplished, Porcelain of Green Flowers will be the hardest of all. Fortunately, an unknown genius had done this part for me, and I think it is good enough to convey the original lyrics.

Ching Dynasty Porcelain

Don’t know which porcelain Jay Chou meant?

Here we go…

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The hue grades bleached lightly on the ivory base to sketch a pattern
And the peony drawn on its body is just as delicate as when you are at your best
Perfume from sandalwood penetrates the window and easily unbosoms my heart
I might as well stop my brush, leaving it half-done on the Xuan paper.

The charm of the Ladies rendered by its bright glaze is kept as a private collection
But, your radiant and tender smile is like the flower in bud
And is so beautiful as to spread and suffuse all over, and beyond my collection.
Blue carp leaps vigorously onto the bottom of the porcelain bowl
And, you leap into my mind while I was signing it.
You are like the art of making porcelain-wares, remaining as a mystery in the kilns for thousands of years
And are extreme smooth and exquisite as the fine embroidery.

Outside the curtain, the plantain leaves have aroused a fit of rain while the knocker is arousing the copper green
And I have aroused your attention while the way is leading me through the small town of Jiang Nan
And now, your face fades in and out every now and then in my splash-ink painting.

The clear heaven dims its light to the verge of the horizon expecting the vast blur of mist and rain, and I am longing for you.
Smoke of kitchen fires rises up high, and we are far apart on either side of the torrential waters.
I could only imitate the elegance of the ancient calligraphy at the bottom of the bottle
To pound the pavement leading to your world.

The heaven is expecting the mist and rain, and I am longing for you.
Moonlight is dip up, making ripples radiating out and the story come to an end
Just like the beautiful porcelain handed down from one generation to another, there lie your smiling eyes all through with me.

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Qing Hua Ci Piano Sheet Preview

Jay Chou’s Porcelain of Green Flowers (青花瓷) Piano Sheet Preview

  1. The piano sheet is transcribed at its original key: A Major and later transposed to Bb Major
  2. No special reminder as this piano sheet is fairly simple. Just remember to apply pedal between the transition of chords
  3. Lyrics and chords included

The complete Porcelain of Green Flowers (Qing Hua Ci) piano sheet is available here.


2 Responses to “Porcelain of Green Flowers (青花瓷)”

  1. amelia Says:

    thanks for sharing this..^^
    do you have the piano sheet of ting mama de hua(listen to mama’s word) by jay chou?
    i want to learn it..

  2. lawrence siao Says:

    thanks so much fo rthis!!!

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