Love

Though I may speak the dialect of men and angels, without love I am nothing but a noisy copper gong,

and though I and saved and give my all to burn without love nothing is valuable to me.

Though I have the power to prophetize, know all secrets and knowledge, and have the faith to move mountains, without love it is nothing. Without love nothing is valuable.

Love is enduring, gentle, unspeculative, unboastful, modest, prudent, selfless, even tempered, condemns evil and injustice, rejoices in the truth, puts up with everything, yearns everything, and overcomes all. Faith, hope, love, and the greatest is love.


Psalms 133

 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is

         for brethren to dwell together in unity!

 It is like the precious ointment upon the head,

         that ran down upon the beard,

even Aaron's beard:

that went down to the skirts of his garments; 

as the dew of Hermon,

         and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion:

for there the LORD commanded the blessing,

even life for evermore.


Live in the Evergreen Mountain

I will live in the evergreen mountain lush with vegetation.

My heart is green, and I will live in the evergreen mountain.

This spring has dyed the valleys green.

The world is full of agony and anxiety, and I will live in the evergreen mountain.

I will live in the evergreen mountain lush with vegetation.

My heart is green, and I will live in the evergreen mountain.

Though the world has changed through the long years, the evergreen mountain remains unchanged, so I will ive in the evergreen mountain.


Namchon

Who lives in Namchon on the other side of the mountain? Every year the spring breeze brings the scent of azalea in April, and the fragrance of barley in May.

I am happy when the south wind comes from Namchon.

Who lives in Namchon on the other side of the mountain? The sky is so beautiful, tiger swallowtails fly among the golden grass, and larks sing among the wicker branches and streams.

I am happy when the south wind comes from Namchon.


Oh, Daffodil

With the ice-cold wind on their heads, they wake the world to spring by floating golden cups on the silver clouds. The yellow petals are carrying the sky.

On a windy day the delicate fragrance fills up the yard. Spring is just around the corner, winter is going and spring is coming. Now that they dissipate the soggy winter fog with their innocent smiles and eyes, the morning sunlight wakes up. Oh daffodil, with your beautiful and yellow eyes... Oh daffodil, wake up the new world and sing with your pure scent. 

The shy fragrance of spring comes with the breeze.


Nilili Taryeong (Hwanghae-do Goksan-gun Banquet Song)

Nilili Nililiya~~~

Who is looking for me?

No one would seek me, but who is looking for me?

Nilili Nililiya~~~

Is Lee Taebaek, the drinker, seeking me out for a drink?

No one would seek me, but who is looking for me?

Nilili Nililiya~~~


Silver Dream at the Sea (Gageo-do Anchovy Song)

Eiya~ Eiya diya~ Let's go up, up.

Eiya~ Eiya diya~

We will catch all the anchovies of this boundless expanse.

Eiya~ Eiya diya~

Who will we save with these anchovies?

Let's support our old parents and rear our young children.

Eiya~ Eiya diya~

We're almost there we're almost there at the ninth golami

Eiya~ Oh, sulbae, load them in with the sound of sulbae.

Eiya~ Oh, sulbae, anchovies and hairtails please save me.

Eiya~ Oh, sulbae, you shall die so I sall live.

Eiya~ Oh, sulbae, the fish of the East Sea.

Eiya~ Oh, sulbae, the fish of the West Sea.

Eiya~ Oh, sulbae, our ship is loading them all.

Eiya~ Oh, sulbae, we are enjoying ourselves to the full.

Eiya~ Oh, sulbae.

Eoheo Eoheo Eoheo Eoheo

Eiya~ Diyeora, look here, comrades.

Eiya~ Diyeora, we are enjoying ourselves to the full.

Eiya~ Diyeora eiya~ Racha!


Chorus of the Dead

Hmmmm we're leaving, we're walking the way to Hades.

Our houses, towns, mountains and rivers, husbands, wives, children, parents, they're all receding and disappearing.

Temporary laughter, temporary tears, we forgot our anger, greed, joy and happiness.

We're leaving, we're walking the way to Hades.

Is this the graveyard, is that Tusita?

No sun, moon, time, earth or sky.

We're leaving.


Dreaming Rock Painting

Ung (whale cry) Ung Ung

The whale ghost rises with a white splash

The whale ghost rises with a white splash

After stroking a splash on this vast sea, it is trapped in the rock for thousands of years.

The horn of the whaling ship has stopped, but the whales stuck on the rock walls will dance and open the seaway again.

Ung, like a white whale bone, the jangsaengpo is lulling and dreaming the heepomal. Ung.


Chorus of the Herd of Whales

Running the water. Crossing the waves. Swish splash.

Rise above the water. Submerged underwater. We are dolphins, killer whales, southern rights whales, and white whales.

Pushing the East Sea currents, dolphins, killer whales, southern rights whales, and white whales, swishing and spashing.

The whalers of Ulsan are out to get us, catch us if you can.

We run the water. We cross the waves. Swish splash.


Shingo-san Taryeong

The cuckoo of gongsanyawol is crying, and a young moon is reflected forlornly in the middle of the river.

Eorang eoheoya eoyadiya, my love.

The lonely and desolate fall wind drops the leaves, the crickets cries and spoils the soy sauce, eorang eoheoya eoyadiya, my love.

E~ The bent nosongnak sways in the wind and the suspended moon lights the world, eorang eorang eoya eogiyeongcha, bang, turn around Seonsanbyeok.

The specialty of Baekdusa is blueberries, and the Abrok river flows a thousands miles.

Eorang eorang eoheoya eoyadiya, my love.

The wild grapes of Samsugabsan is entangled, but when will I meet thee and hey entangled? 

Eorang eorang eoya eogiyeongcha, let me complain.



Gyeongbokkung Taryeong

Ehe~ Open the south gate, ring the bell and the world brightens.

Ehe~ Eheiya eolulul, bang bang.

Ehe~ Teoreodeong, what is that sound? It's the beating sound of building Gyeongbokkung.

Ehe~ Eheiya eolulul, bang bang.

Ehe~ The first day of April in the Year of the Ox is when Gyeongbokkung will be built.

Ehe~ Eheiya eolulul, bang bang.

Ehe~ With a seed in its beak, the pheonix of Dansan flies into the pheonix tree.

Ehe~ Eheiya eolulul, bang bang.