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良夜不能留 - by Penny Pei Ni

Postby chungyn » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:37 am

良夜不能留 - by Penny Pei Ni

It is a long story more than 50 years ago.
Yet I cannot forget about it.

I listen to this song once a week, because I want to recall the sweet memory
I had with my ex-lover who also loves to listen to this song as we used
to sing together, before I left her behind and went to Australia to study.
We did not get married and we are old now and our sweet memory still in
our mind. I know she loves to listen to this song from asiawind.com because
sometimes she asked me to post it for her.
I took the record (78-turn) and the singer and the song along with me to
Australia to study. I still keep the singer's photo and the song in a special
envelope and intend to take it along with me when I go to another world.


http://yn.chung.id.au/Penny.PeiNi.jpg


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It is a long story - 55 years ago

The day before I left for Australia, my old lover sang me this
song with tears welling up from her eyes. We were childhood lovers and
we used to sing this song together. It was a sad story for us because when
we grew up we were told that we were not allowed to get married. Her father
was killed by the the Japanese when they were about to surrender, her mother
married my father for security reason and my mother was also killed by the
Japanese devils. As we grew up we knew she was not my sister but step-sister.
(Her mother used to tell her friends that she would not allow her daughter
to marry the son of my second husband.)

It was too sad for her to see me off in the airport. Therefore she did not
turn up to see me off. It was a long time ago - 55 years.

Eventually we did not get married. Now we are old. She is a grandmother
and I am a grandfather, yet we love to listen to this song very much. You
will notice that I had posted many times to the Forum for her to listen.
Each time after she had listened it she wrote to thank me.

Knowing that my old lover was still single when I finished my study in Australia
I decided not to go home but went to Eastern Australia to work until she
had married.
After working for over a year she told me she married one of my good friends
in October. So I returned home in June the next year. I was very happy to
see her expecting her first baby. Then in October I married the girl who
studied with me. She was from Penang. We all are living happily for these
50 odd years plus.


http://yn.chung.id.au/Penny.PeiNi.jpg


良夜不能留 - 歌手 - 佩妮 - (The original)
Good night cannot stay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoLu6Yd_nFE


曲:姚敏
詞:棟蓀

良夜不能留 讓那時鐘停不走
恨雄雞太多事 偏聲聲啼個不休
良夜不能留 輕把秀廉掩小樓
恨天公太無情 偏絲絲晨光透漏

夜是多麼的溫柔 你我情意相投
未曾盡情享受 又是黎明時候
良夜不能留 只為不願人兒走
恨歡樂時太短 才相見又要分手

夜是多麼的溫柔 你我情意相投
未曾盡情享受 又是黎明時候
良夜不能留 只為不願人兒走
恨歡樂時太短 才相見又要分手
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Published on Jul 21, 2013

Pei Nei was also known as Penny or Petunia. She recorded about 8 songs in
Shanghai in the 1940s. The title of this song is more usually translated
as ' Good Night Cannot Stay ' but I have gone with The Shanghai Divas choice.
A more traditional song than most on that compilation, and a song often
sung and recorded over the years. This is a lovely version.

(English Translation):

Good night can not stay,
Then let the needle stop does not go,
Hate rooster too many things,
Partial sound cry endlessly.

Good night can not stay,
Light the Xiulian cover story house,
Hate heaven too ruthless,
Partial slightest dawn disclosed.

The night is just how gentle,
We were congenial affection,
Enjoy never spend,
It is the dawn of time.
More and more detailed lyrics ※ Mojim.com Lyrics

Good night can not stay,
Only for children who do not want to go,
Hate when joy is too short,
Only meet but also to break up.

(Interlude)

The night is just how gentle,
We were congenial affection,
Enjoy never spend,
It is the dawn of time.

Good night can not stay,
Only for children who do not want to go,
Hate when joy is too short,
Only meet but also to break up.

(I don't know who translated it into English
because he did not leave his name behind.)

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