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Unformatted text preview: Arirang (Korean) (Chinese) By Arirang Arirang is a very old Korean folk song, so old that no one knows who composed it and when did it come into being. Every Korean can sing it. Where there are Korean people, where this song exists. In the opening ceremony of 2000 Sydney Olympic Game, North Korea and South Korea presented together at the same time with the accompany of the song Arirang. Though North Korea and South Korea were separated into two countries after the Korean War, the two countries share the same root and culture, and such an old song like Arirang is the treasure succeeded from their ancestors. The low class people used to sing this song but not those noblemen in the old time, so it was a secular song full of emotion. The general meaning of the story in lyrics is that the husband is leaving because he thought the wife cheated him, actually the wife loves him very much and what he saw is just a gloss, is not the truth. He is going away, and the wife starts to sing the song what he saw is just a gloss, is not the truth....
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- Spring '06