The phrase 'Red China' rolls off the tongue;
We've heard it very often.
It sounds political and cold,
Not a phrase that one could soften.
But just reverse those words and then
Picture a land of fun,
Where girls in red with great big smiles
My friend Mr Tang, who's involved with dams,
Sent this picture some years ago.
A new dam had been finished;
The waters were starting to flow.
This was a celebration;
The work had all been done.
And pretty young girls in crimson
Were singing and having fun.
They look like young girls all over;
Though I don't know them by name.
I only know that, underneath,
We're all very much the same.
Dancers of the past here: