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Talking about songs, I have way too many good ones to mention. However, if you ask about my childhood favorite there’s only one called “Que Huong” – which can broadly be understood in English as “My Country”.
This song used to be the lullaby not only for me but all the kids in my village. If my memory doesn’t fail me, I believe my mother first sang it to me when I was 2 or 3 years of age. It could be long before that, I can’t say for sure.
When I was a child, mom used this song to soothe and send me to sleep. I begged her to do that every night not only because she could sing it beautifully in harmony but also because of the familiar images that appeared in my innocent mind at that time. Even now, her voice and the tune sometimes echo in my head.
“My Country” describes the peaceful life in the countryside of Vietnam. It was actually a poem, which was modified and set to tune by a Vietnamese composer. This song portrays earnestly and beautifully everything about Vietnam countryside: the fruits orchards, the full moon night, the monkey bridge, etc. and what I particularly love is the way the author compared Vietnam with a devoted mother whom we always miss and want to rush back whenever we’re away from.
As a little girl, I loved it because of the familiarity. Now as an adult, I partially understand the reason why it’s still one of my favorites. It was all about my mom, her voice was so smooth and soothing. No matter what happened during the day, she always put everything at ease and put me to sleep.
Sometimes on the street, I suddenly heard the song and all the good old days and memories flooded back. Once in a while, I do listen to it myself, especially when I miss my mother.
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