Her Weeping Songs (prose)

管理 / 2019-04-21

[Editor’s note]: sing Wedding Lament time is often when the girl married Pro sedan chair, palanquin bearers carried the bride to her parents at the gate, the door closed, the room will hold the ceremony.Programs like this, began to accompany the mother aunt to help the bride twisted face, the hair on his face wrapped with silk thread off, then wrapped car, with today’s words called makeup.Then cry marry, the bride’s parents, older siblings, uncles and aunts uncles and other relatives in order to sit up, and she sang some face them one by one to cry in front of the court room.  Now, very few people know the White Horse Lake side of the River South Gate there is an ancient folk music called “Cry Marry Songs”.Although I am a native of the locals, also fifty years of age, but do not know his hometown in the past there Kujia this strange custom.Because marriage is happy with a pair of twin sisters, girls married bride is a US thing, why not happily?I do not understand why the bride have to marry it sad to cry?    It so happened, by chance encountered inevitable.Until a few years ago when I was an intensive survey of traditional folk music also I know that there are such tricks home.Originally I was a kid home on the prevalence of such practices to cry married, when we were children, family, adults do not get to the bottom of things, just know which son with wife girl get married, we went to go look busy, to see the light On the bright side, you do not see the dark side of misery.Kujia say that occasion did not allow children to watch next, so I have been home to the practice of illiteracy.    That was two years ago, I asked White Horse Lake fishing villagers remember the old folk singer Li old lady home, she was humming a few paragraphs “of the Wedding Lament”, beginning a few lyrics like this: “Mom pro-pro-Yaya ( Dad’s place title), you are so cruel to me to the people, to go out of the girl poured out of the water, how the coming days through the law ah.”The second paragraph is crying to listen to his wife’s brother,” sister-in-law ah pro elder brother, her parents have you cover wind and rain, to the husband’s family Nujia conceal his body, suffering suffer a rare rising, there is a sister three long and two short, but your brother Sao injustice stretch the vertical root Flagstaff.”The next order is, uncles, aunt, uncle, aunt, an unmarried girl crying Pro sing each of them listen to a short number of long road, parting feeling of sadness.Despite popular lyrics dull, not much literary flavor, but after moving the truth it real, the idea is to emotions, as well as the original aunts and who does not, the girl took the opportunity PETTY deliberately oblique accusations, of course, also have air damper silly woman crying marry when no tears, but also by others in order to cope cited laugh.Not aggrieved at not surprising customs rules, you have to know these silly girl who does not know how many spring lust move, her husband’s family hard not to fly early.    Wedding Lament singing time is often when the girl married Pro sedan chair, palanquin bearers carried the bride to her parents at the gate, the door closed, the room will hold the ceremony.Programs like this, began to accompany the mother aunt to help the bride twisted face, the hair on his face wrapped with silk thread off, then wrapped car, with today’s words called makeup.Then cry marry, the bride’s parents, older siblings, uncles and aunts uncles and other relatives in order to sit up, and she sang some face them one by one to cry in front of the court room.Accept the cry of people give in to sing after listening to her Weeping Songs gift to the bride, have red paper seal, there are small pieces of jewelry, but also clothes embroidered fabrics, mixed.These are prepared in advance, in short, will not let the bride empty-handed.Cried the bride sang end gift with a red cloth with the car away.Next door is covered with a veil across the Lo Chai, walked step lotus got into the sedan chair, surrounded by all the Qinjuan began a mature married life journey.    Conventional a woman sings just once in a lifetime crying marriage songs, songs that although simple melody, but the girls will not born, some women secretly married long before the study with a teacher, mostly to consult his wife at home.His wife is over the people, usually uncles son is not conservative, sister sub in mind, sometimes still secretly practiced and repeated, could not get playing time does not ring to prevent, lose face in front of all the relatives.To give her family a good impression, we still have way too frequently go to her parents.    Sometimes I always like inquisitive person, then I would ask folk Laotai division of the Wedding Lament what age have this custom of?Old Taishi made it very natural: “since ancient times chanting.”She told me that her Weeping has two meanings, the first layer is said to marry a woman crying at the time of marriage, after the children would not be dumb.The second layer is the reward upbringing.This argument has both a bit of magic, there is a strong philosophical.Daughter is genetically related parents, the parents left the body, it should be one kind of brainwave (it may be a spiritual) parents back when I left, that tears Lingji.No wonder the poet poetic reverie said her daughter’s tears is the soul of the mother sea streams.Parents of children Ende essentially do is repay a lifetime of.But this popular Kujia ceremony is also a comfort to parents.Kujia sing the song might be an emotional docking bar.    There are also some girls marry out of the heart’s cry, spoiled at home will not do anything, afraid to share her husband’s family can not stand the pain, after all, that’s sexist, murderous husband, in-laws and more are.Another unmarried daughter is not at a loss for knowledge, the “Fallen flowers” fear, as the first night of marriage marched life to death execution ground.You can not be sad?    The mid-sixties of the last century, Mao Zedong’s “four olds” some practices in rural areas shall be banned to all, it does not allow married the girl sit sedan, new channels to change our habits, did not render the political nature of the Wedding Lament also been banned.For decades there has been no re-hing.It seems to have been completely forgotten.I watched the twelfth CCTV Young Singer Grand Prix a program in which there is an Inner Mongolian singer sang the original ecology of the Wedding Lament, giving the nature of the original feel a game of simple beauty.I remembered my hometown but also of the Wedding Lament, perhaps only home of the Wedding Lament not packaged an art, and I listened to at the time, he was not feeling too, may be no life experience, not into the role of reason.I can not find a feeling of excitement.    I now want to marry this song cry exit the stage of history in rural areas as well, for it is, after all, rendering a backward ignorance and ignorance, seemed a bit decadent, it is not worth the spread and transmission.New life or should want to fly, along with fashion and fashion will come increasingly prosperous life and.Today who are willing to listen to the wailing of the Wedding Lament number of number, the kind of love almost unrestrained rapture Wonderland feeling all things I have long forgotten, hee hee, “happy home.”[Editor: Yuet Wah]