This city in China is a center for making Violins. With at least nine factories and over 150 shops, it’s the livelihood for most of the people. Now they’re embarked on a project to teach more children how to play. With all the effort spent making them, someone should know how to play the darn things. Of course, it’s the children who are doing all the playing. After 12 hours a day in a Chinese factory making everything by hand, the workers’ hands are too worn out to play.
In this city, the Violin brings
A livelihood from making the things.
As orders keep coming
Their economy’s humming
Though it literally ‘hangs by a string’.