I like this Terang Bulan lyric

Posted On 22/07/2007

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For those don’t understand history of Malaysia, and those who study in Malaysia school, you will never know the rhythm of Malaysia national anthem are actually going through a long haul of popularity.

It is believe the original are Indonesia Love song – Terang Bulan. And it is recorded by Felix Mendelssohn Paradise Isle, and recompose it as Mamula Moon. And nobody know when the Malaya state, Perak adopt the song as state anthem. Then it become Malaysia national anthem at last. Believe it or not, in Malaysia, it is never though in school about the real history of the song.

Terang Bulan (Indonesian song lyrics)

Terang bulan
Terang bulan di kali
Buaya timbul disangkalah mati
Jangan percaya mulutlah lelaki
Berani sumpah ‘tapi takut mati
Jangan percaya mulutlah lelaki
Berani sumpah ‘tapi takut mati

Waktu potong padi di tengah sawah
Sambil bernyanyi riuh rendah
Memotong padi semua orang
Sedari pagi sampai petang

Waktu potong padi di tengah sawah
Sambil bernyanyi riuh rendah
Bersenang hati sambil bersuka
Tolonglah kami bersama sama

Mandarin translation

月光下

月光下
鳄鱼如木头般死寂
别相信男人的油嘴滑舌
信誓坦坦,实在的怕死(没卵)
别相信男人的油嘴滑舌
信誓坦坦,实在的怕死(没卵)

收割稻秧的时候
哼着收割的歌曲
大家收割着稻秧
由早上到午后

收割稻秧的时候
哼着收割的歌曲
和愉快的心情
大家互相扶持

I don’t like the wikipedia “clean” translation. So I put in my own translation in braces

The moon is shining
Moon shine reflects on the river (Moon shines on the river)
Floating crocodile thought to be dead (The crocodile looks stale and pretend dead )
Don’t believe man’s saying (don’t trust the man)
Dare to pledge but afraid of dying (They swear, but without their balls)
Don’t believe man’s saying (don’t trust the man)
Dare to pledge but afraid of dying (They swear, but without their balls)

Whilst cutting paddy in the middle of the field (Cutting paddy middle of the field)
While singing noisily (Chanting the harvest song)
Cutting paddy is everyone (harvest for everybody)
Unrealised morning to evening (the time passed )

Whilst cutting paddy in the middle of the field
While singing noisily
Heart at ease while having fun (with lighted and open heart )
Help us together (let’s help each other)

*Inspired by Howsy blog on Terang Bulan.

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3 Responses to “I like this Terang Bulan lyric”

  1. howsy

    Haha, good one!

  2. River of Karma

    hey there friend,
    where to get the “Terang Bulan” mp3?

    if you got a copy, you got my email!

    moo_t: Please Google for Mamula moon , Terang bulan.

  3. d'Fish

    cant remember hearing that song anywhere. my school days we only sang negara ku and demi negara… kak kak!

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