The Wandering Songstress (天涯歌女) feat. Zhang Le. Video by NeochaEDGE.
Songwriters: 贺绿汀 (He Lüting) & 田汉 (Tien Han)
The Wandering Songstress (天涯歌女) was first heard in the 1937 movie Street Angel (马路天使) where it was performed by the actress Zhou Xuan (周璇). In 2007, Ang Lee featured the song in his film Lust, Caution (色戒).
From the end of the earth, to the farthest sea
I searched for my heart’s companion
A young girl sings, while he accompanies her
Your heart is my heart
Looking north from my mountain nest
My tears fall and wet my blouse
Missing him, i will not rest
Only love that lasts through hard time is true
In life, who does not
Cherish the springtime of youth?
A young girl to her man, Is like thread to its needle
Ah my beautiful man we’re like a threaded needle never to be separated