Tune: “Spring in Jade Pavilion”
Written in Jest for a Friend
You gallop in the capital year after year,
More than at home in brothels you appear.
You spend your coins on wine, washing your day;
By candlelight you gamble all the night away.
Why should you abandon your wife faithful to you?
Don’t you know a fair mistress’ heart won’t be true?
A gallant man should not forget lost northwest lands.
Do not shed teas where your mistress’ mansion stands!