(Hung Chiang Ch'ing is filled with deep proletarian feelings for this peasant's daughter who has suffered so bitterly. He offers her a glass of orange juice. It is the first act of kindness she has ever known. Trembling, she raises the glass with both hands and drinks. Then the clouds part, the sky is filled with a blaze of light, and the full detachment of the Red Women's Militia enters in formation and unfurls its banners. Entry March of the Women's Company. Hung Chiang Ch'ing points to the company and to the flags waving in the rain-washed air, inviting Ching-hua to join her fellow workers and peasants in the People's Army. Everyone cheers as Hung presents her with a rifle and she joins her comrades in a spirited drill. Target Practice and Bayonet Dance)
CHORUS Flesh rebels the body pulls those inflamed soul that mark its trials into the war. Arm this soldier! Rise up in arms! Tropical storms uproot the palms ending their sway. The Red Army showed us the way. From the scorched earth people step forth over dead wood and over the dead. Follow their lead. The hand grenade beats in the chest; let the heart burst, let the clenched first strike the first blow for Chairman Mao and overthrow the tyrant, and share out the land. Share out the land, unclench the first, let the heart burst and sow broadcast the dragon's teeth your kin and kith seed of your seed your flesh and blood.