A label of an early record
|Label||Columbia Records (古倫美亞唱片)|
Bāng Chhun-hong is a Taiwanese Hokkien song composed by Teng Yu-hsien, a Hakka Taiwanese musician, and written by Lee Lin-chiu. The song was one of their representative works. It was released by the Columbia Records in 1933, and originally sung by some female singers at that time, such as Sun-Sun (純純), Ai-Ai (愛愛) or Iam-Iam (艷艷). The title literally means "Longing for the Spring Breeze".
Bāng Chhun-hong was once adapted into a Japanese patriotic song as "Daichi wa maneku" (Japanese: 大地は招く), literally means "The Mother Earth is Calling on You". It was re-written by Koshiji Shirou (越路詩郎?) and sung by Kirishima Noboru (霧島昇?). The song has also been released in Japan by Hitoto Yo, a Japanese pop singer. Many Taiwanese singers who usually sing in Chinese had sung the Bāng Chhun-hong, such as Teresa Teng, Showlen Maya, Feng Fei-fei and Stella Chang (張清芳). An adapted version which work and sung by David Tao was also emitted.
Since song's publication, films with similar names have been released, such as the 1937 film directed by Andou Tarou (安藤太郎?), and a 1977 film which has an English name of "The Operations of Spring Wind". Bāng Chhun-hong has frequently been used as background music in Taiwanese films or teleplays. It is also a theme in the soundtrack of Singapore Dreaming, a 2006 released Singaporean film.
There is a biographical novel of the same name that written by Chung Chao-cheng, a Hakka writer. The novel does not describe about the song, instead, it depicts the life of Teng Yu-hsien, the composer.
|Traditional Han characters||Pe̍h-ōe-jī (slanting Zhangzhou accent)|
To̍k iā bô phōaⁿ siú teng-ē, chheng-hong tùi bīn chhe
At night waiting alone under a dim lamp, with the spring breeze blowing on my cheeks,
Wishing him to be the groom of mine, with love inside my heart.
|Traditional Han characters||Pe̍h-ōe-jī (slanting Quanzhou accent)|
To̍k iā bô phōaⁿ siú teng-ē, chheng/chhun-hong tùi bīn chhoe
† In the modern version, the word Go̍at-ló (Yue Lao, a god of marriage), is replaced by go̍eh-niû (moon).
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