Pan XiuQiong (Poon Sow Keng) 潘秀瓊

Pan XiuQiong 潘秀瓊 is known as the “Queen of Alto”, alongside the great Mandarin singers from the era. She is the pride and shining star originally from Ipoh, Malaysia. She sang the unforgettable “Lover’s tears” 情人的眼淚 in the movie The Lark (Shaw Brothers, 1965). Another classic is the stirring Book of Life 家家有本难念的经 which is a simple yet direct philosophical statement about (family) life. She popularized many songs which originated from the region like 峇厘島 (Bali) and 梭羅河之戀 (Bengawan Solo, also called 梭羅河畔 when Koo Mei 顧媚 recorded it later).

* Zhou Xuan 周璇 (Golden Voice of Old Shanghai), Yao Lee 姚莉 (Singer of the Era), Li Xiang Lan 李香兰 (Queen of Soprano), Wu Ying Yin 吳鶯音 (Queen of Nasal Singing).

(BOOK OF LIFE 家家有本难念的经)

人人想过好光阴, 家家有本难念的经
有几对好夫妻呀, 有几个好家庭

人人想过好光阴. 家家有本难念的经,
有的是没金钱呀, 有的是没感情,

无钱有感情, 穷呀穷开心
有钱没感情, 富哟富伤心
难得有钱又有情
有的是饱暖又思淫
把好好的家庭搅的不太平.

你若想过好光阴, 做人不能不正经
别靠有金钱啊, 就伤了好感情

(LOVER’S TEARS 情人的眼淚)

為 什 麼 要 對 你 掉 眼 淚
Why am I shedding tears for you
你 難 道 不 明 白 為 了 愛
How can you not know it is for love
只 有 那 有 情 人 眼 淚 最 珍 貴
Only for one with feelings are tears so precious
一 顆 顆 眼 淚 都 是 愛 都 是 愛
Each teardrop is for love, all are for love
為 什 麼 要 對 你 掉 眼 淚
Why am I shedding tears for you
你 難 道 不 明 白 為 了 愛
How can you not know it is for l
要 不 是 有 情 郎 跟 我 要 分 開
If my lover were not leaving me
我 眼 淚 不 會 掉 下 來 掉 下 來
My tears would not be falling, not be falling
好 春 纔 來 春 花 正 開
Spring has returned, spring flowers bloom
你 怎 捨 得 說 再 會
How can you say farewell
我 在 深 閨 望 穿 秋 水
I stay at home, impatiently waiting
你 不 要 忘 了 我 情 深 深 如 海
Do not forget my love, deep as the ocean
為 什 麼 要 對 你 掉 眼 淚
Why am I shedding tears for you
你 難 道 不 明 白 為 了 愛
How can you not know it is for love
要 不 是 有 情 郎 跟 我 要 分 開
If my lover were not leaving me
我 眼 淚 不 會 掉 下 來 掉 下 來
My tears would not be falling, not be falling

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