When one thinks of Cantonese Chinese New Year Songs, the classic 財神到 God of Wealth Arrives song immediately comes to mind. It has been over four decades (launched in 1978) , and yet never gets old. This is one song that really makes me miss the Hong Kong of yesteryear.
This song is sang by Sam Hui 許冠傑, who is considered by many to be the first major superstar of Cantopop, He is widely acclaimed as the “God of Song” in Hong Kong.
If you would like more details please check out this (Chinese) Wikipedia entry for this song or this article about classic Chinese New year Cantonese songs. (Articles in Chinese)
財神到 – 許冠傑 Lyrics
God of Wealth is arriving, God of Wealth is arriving, doing good things will result in good fortune.
God of Wealth says, God of Wealth says, earn your money from legitimate sources.
God of Wealth is arriving, God of Wealth is arriving, best to walk faster.
If he appreciated you, you will have a good future.
Everyone is celebrating the new year, it is very festive. Together we wish you good fortune and good health.
Also wishing for a promotion for you this year, happiness all day long and a bright future.
Wishing that every couple will be loving, always accompanied by luck and having nothing to worry about.
May your meetups with relatives and friends be full of New Year festivity and happiness showing your faces.
Wishing that every pair will be able to get married.
Also wishing every workmate will have great success.
No one will be fighting, everyone will always happy and have nothing to worry about.
Listen to music to relax and cast away your sorrows.
Everyone is celebrating the New year, and looking forward to the arrival of the God of Wealth.
I found a music video with romanisation if you wish to follow along and sing.
Free Lyric Printable
Download the 財神到 God of Wealth is Arriving Cantonese Lyrics 粵語歌詞 printable here. Printable includes a version with Jyutping, and one without.
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