I know my little translations of pop songs are some of the least popular content on this blog, but I just can’t help it, sorry.
“Fairy Tale” (tónghuà 童话) by Guāng Liáng (光良) is very popular right now (in this part of the country at least). It also has the added benefit of being one of the simplest (linguistically and musically) Chinese pop songs I’ve heard.
I’m trying a new format for posting the lyrics. In addition to the “printer friendly” PDF format (requires Adobe Reader), I’ve got a plain text file as well. I tried just slapping the plain text lyrics in this post, but it got kind of long. If either of you two readers who actually look at my pop song translations have an opinion about the lyrics format, please let me know.
Lyrics (English, pinyin, 汉字)
Fairytale (printer friendly) (4,498 hits)
Fairytale (plain text) (2,549 hits)