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1. Language of origin: Vietnamese

2. Original name: Qua cầu gió bay (The wind blows on the bridge when crossing)

3. Suggested English name: The wind on the bridge

4. About the song

This is a folk song from the region of Kinh Bắc culture in Northern Vietnam. The melody is influenced from quan họ folk singing.

5. Original text of lyrics

Yêu nhau cởi áo ối a cho nhau
Về nhà dối rằng cha dối mẹ a à a á a
Rằng a ối a là qua cầu
Rằng a ối a là qua cầu
Tình tình tình gió bay
Tình tình tình gió bay.

  • áo: dress. This word will be changed when the song is repeated. The other words are: nón (hat), nhẫn (ring)...

6. Meaning translation

Loving you, I took off my dress to you
When I went home I told a lie to dad and mom
That when I crossed the bridge
That when I crossed the bridge
The wind blew it away
The wind blew it away.

7. Suggested translations:

a. Tôn Thất Lan:

Loving you I take off my dress to you
Once home I tell them a lie, mom and dad
That wind was blowin' on the bridge
That wind was blowin' on the bridge
And so I lost my dress
And so I lost my dress.

b. Phạm Duy:

thumb|300px|rightLoving you, I will give my dress to you
Then go home tell a lie to my Dad and Mom oh oh oh
Saying I went across the bridge,
Saying I went across the bridge,
Wind wind wind blew my dress away
Wind wind wind blew my dress away.

Loving you, I will give my hat to you
Then go home tell a lie to my Dad and Mom oh oh oh
Saying I went across the bridge,
Saying I went across the bridge,
Wind wind wind blew my hat away
Wind wind wind blew my hat away.

Loving you, I take off my ring for you
Then go home say to Pa say to Mom oh oh oh
Saying I went across the bridge,
Saying I went across the bridge,
Love love love stole my ring away
Love love love stole my ring away.

c. Unknown translator:

thumb|300px|right

Loving you, I will give my dress to you
Then going home and tell a lie to my Ma and Pa
Saying when I across the bridge,
Saying when I across the bridge,
Wind wind wind blew my dress away
Wind wind wind blew my dress away.

Loving you, I will give my hat to you
Then going home and tell a lie to my Ma and Pa
Saying when I across the bridge,
Saying when I across the bridge,
Wind wind wind blew my hat away
Wind wind wind blew my hat away.

Loving you I will give my ring for you
Then going home then tell a lie to Ma and Pa
Saying when I across the bridge,
Saying when I across the bridge,
Wind wind wind took my ring away
Wind wind wind took my ring away.

d. Unknown translator:

Loving you, I will give my coat to you
Then go home tell lies, to my ma 'n pa:
Since I went across the bridge,
Since I went across the bridge,
Wind wind wind blew my coat away

Loving you, I will give my hat to you
Then go home tell lies, to my ma 'n pa:
Since I went across the bridge,
Since I went across the bridge,
Wind wind wind blew my hat away

Loving you, I will give my hat to you
Then go home tell lies, to my ma 'n pa:
Since I went across the bridge,
Since I went across the bridge,
Love love love stole my heart away...

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