I am a Little Member of the Commune

I am a little member of the commune, with a little sickle in my hand, and a bamboo basket on my shoulder.
I go to work after class, cutting weeds, collecting manure, and picking up the lost wheat ears.
The more I work, the more I love it.
Ayh-hey-hey, Aye-hey-hey,
 Always keeping in mind the good character of the poor-and-lower-middle peasants,

Loving the collective and loving labor, I am a little member of the commune!

(Translation by George Z. Chen)

Photo taken by Bill Joseph at Sandstone Hollow (Shashiyu) Production Brigade, Zunhua County, Hebei, March 1972.
 For more photos see: Daily Life in China During the Cultural Revolution