At this Spring-time in the New Year [we, the singers, wish you, the lord or master,] great riches. May the gold "shoes" roll in ! With the large ones you can buy real property ; with the small ones you can open a business ! May the "shoes" roll as far as your hen roosts and you have rice measures full of eggs ! May they roll up to your lofts and your storerooms Ire full of husked and unhusked grain! May they roll to your pigsties and you rear pigs as big as oxen, [yielding] 70 catties of fat and with heads 80 catties in weight! As the fat dissolves in the large iron pan, hissing and spluttering, may the year make you rich as quickly as the oil melts !
[Current in Wu, Lü, and other districts of E. Chêkiang. 此此快快 is the sound of oil frying. Sung as a New Year carol by children to get cakes and dumplings.]