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Clay doll
Last updated: 17.09.18
According to the footnotes given in Cindy Mao and Ma Baolin's Sing Chinese, the song is famous both in Mainland China and Taiwan and has been made popular by Teresa Teng, a Taiwanese singer.
I love singing it myself, what with it being in Eb and the voice part ranging over one and a half octaves makes it very Chinese for my taste. The lyrics are simple and beautiful as befits a children's song. The singer vows to love a clay doll for ever, because it has no parents, and even if it cannot talk.