Music Video from Tibet: "Let's Go Together" By Dekyi Tso

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a song called “Let’s Go Together” by a Tibetan female singer from Amdo called Dekyi Tso. The song started appearing on video-hosting websites such as 56.com and YouTube around March this year.
The song covers familiar themes to our music video series such as the separation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from Tibet and unity among Tibetans. Each verse of “Let’s Go Together” refers directly to a different province of Tibet so that central Tibet, Amdo and Kham are all covered and at the end also hopes for a “reunion of Tibetans in and outside”.
Interestingly, the melody of the song is taken directly from a song called “Jelyong” (We Shall Meet Soon) by popular exile Tibetan singer Phurbu T. Namgyal and he is even credited on the video as the composer. “Jelyong” was the title track of Phurbu T. Namgyal’s 2008 album, about which he said “Most of the songs in this album is related to our cause, culture and hopes of reuniting Tibetans back in Tibet soon”.
Below are the subtitled music video and translated lyrics of “Let’s Go Together” by Dekyi Tso:

“Let’s Go Together” By Dekyi Tso from HPeaks on Vimeo.

 

“Let’s Go Together”
Lyrics by Lama Lobsang
Melody by Phurbu Namgyal (USA)
Singer: Dekyi Tso

 

The Jewel of Wisdom is about to return to Central Tibet
Lhasa valley will then be blessed with incessant rain
The Jewel of Wisdom is about to return to Central Tibet
Lhasa valley will then be blessed with incessant rain

Years have gone by without the presence of His Holiness
It has been a long wait for a glimpse of his face
For the reunion of the teacher and his disciples
Say prayers to fulfil that wish soon
For the reunion of the teacher and his disciples
Say prayers to fulfil that wish soon

Praise the Land of Snows!
where Padmasambhava transmitted dharma to
Where Sambodha composed the script
and the land where King Gesar was born

From the west of Ngari, Lhasa and to the east of Dartsedo
The Tibetans from the three provinces
Must have the same purpose of thought
Must go united hand in hand
And seek future aspirations together

Aro! Tibetans!
Aro! Let’s go together!

The Sun is about to rise in Amdo
The truth of Tibetans will soon prevail
The Sun is about to rise in Amdo
The truth of Tibetans will soon prevail

Years have gone by without his daylight
It has been a long wait for the truth to prevail
For the reunion of Tibetans in and outside
Say prayers to fulfil that wish soon
For the reunion of Tibetans in and outside
Say prayers to fulfil that wish soon

Praise the Land of Snows!
where Padmasambhava transmitted dharma to
Where Sambodha composed the script
and the land where King Gesar was born

From the west of Ngari, Lhasa and to the east of Dartsedo
The Tibetans from the three provinces
Must have the same purpose of thought
Must go united hand in hand
And seek future aspirations together

Aro! Tibetans!
Aro! Let’s go together!

The Snow Lion majestically poses in the direction of Kham
His mane will soon rise upright from the roof of snow mountains
The Snow Lion majestically poses in the direction of Kham
His mane will soon rise upright from the roof of snow mountains

Years have gone by without his return
It has been a long wait for his mane to rise
For the reunion of our brethren
Say prayers to fulfil that wish soon
For the reunion of our brethren
Say prayers to fulfil that wish soon

[Translation by High Peaks Pure Earth]

For those unable to view the videos on Vimeo, there is also a High Peaks Pure Earth YouTube channel here with our music videos: http://www.youtube.com/highpeakspureearth

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