Mo Li Hua ‘Jasmine Flower’

Mo Li Hua (茉莉花), which means ‘Jasmine Flower’, is a very popular Chinese folk song. It was created during the Qianlong Emperor period of the Qing Dynasty.

There are two versions of the song, the more well know one from Jiangsu Province, and the other from Zhejiang Province. They have different lyrics and a slightly different melody.

The version I have arranged here is a little more interesting instrumentally. By clicking on the image below, and then clicking on it again, you will be able to download a readable version of the arrangement. If you would like a PDF file (or a larger .jpg file), please contact me through the contact page and I’ll send it to you. I hope you enjoy playing it. Please let me know what you think.

Here is a more figurative English interpretation of the song lyrics:

‘Jasmine Flower’

Flower of jasmine, oh so fair!
Flower of jasmine, oh so fair!
Budding and blooming here and there,
Pure and fragrant all declare.
Let me take you with tender care,
Your sweetness for all to share.
Jasmine fair, oh jasmine fair.

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1 comment… add one
  • Iver Iversen

    December 1, 2009, 11:30 am

    Kindly send a pdf file of the Jasmin Flower Guitar arrangement.

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