Sailing the Seas Depends on the Helmsman

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"Sailing the Seas Depends on the Helmsman" (Chinese: 《大海航行靠舵手》; pinyin: Dàhǎi hángxíng kào duòshǒu) is the English-language title of a popular Chinese revolutionary song. The song was already quite popular in the 1950s but became a big hit during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976).[citation needed]

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Traditional Chinese Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Literal English translation

大海航行靠舵手,
萬物生長靠太陽。
雨露滋潤禾苗壯,
幹革命靠的是毛澤東思想。
魚兒離不開水呀,
瓜兒離不開秧。
革命群衆離不開共產黨。
毛澤東思想是不落的太陽。

大海航行靠舵手,
万物生长靠太阳。
雨露滋润禾苗壮,
干革命靠的是毛泽东思想。
鱼儿离不开水呀,
瓜儿离不开秧。
革命群众离不开共产党。
毛泽东思想是不落的太阳。

dàhǎi hángxíng kào duòshǒu,
wànwùshēng zhǎng kào tàiyáng.
yǔlù zīrùn hémiáo zhuàng,
gàn gémìng kào de shì máozédōng sīxiǎng.
yú'ér lí bùkāi shuǐyā,
guā'ér lí bùkāi yāng.
gémìng qúnzhòng lí bùkāi gòngchǎndǎng.
máozédōng sīxiǎng shì bùluò de tàiyáng.

Sailing seas depends on the helmsman,
Life and growth depends on the sun.
Rain and dew nourish the crops,
Making revolution depends on Mao Zedong Thought.
Fish can't leave the water,
Nor melons leave the vines.
The revolutionary masses can't do without the Communist Party.
Mao Zedong Thought is the sun that never sets.

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