Sung by Yang Zhi.
This, the second song about the Elder Gi-vu and the Elder Gi-no, recounts the same story as the first, but in this version the Miao won only one victory before the ancient homeland was lost, and nothing is said about the flight to Rice City and the continuing conflict there. Instead it is the plight of the folk who are left that is described, using conventional, but none the less vivid, metaphors, which compare the enslaved people to ploughing oxen and pack horses. Moreover the Miao leaders and soldiers are blamed for allowing themselves to be hoodwinked by the Chinese.
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