The Wandering Song
"Tianya ge nü" (Chinese: 天涯歌女; Pinyin: Tiānyá gē nǚ)) was one of two theme songs from the 1937 Chinese film Street Angel; the other song was "Four Seasons Song" (Chinese: 四季歌; Pinyin: Sì jì gē). It was composed by He Lüting, with lyrics by Tian Han, and was sung by Zhou Xuan, in the role of Xiao Hong.
It is translated by English sources as "(The) Wandering Songstress", "Singing Girl", "The Songstress of the World", "The Wandering Singer", "Singer at the Sky Edge", and "Singing Girl at the Edge of the World". This song is also called "The Wandering Song" (Chinese: 天涯歌; Pinyin: Tiānyá gē).
More recently, "The Wandering Songstress" was used in Ang Lee's 2007 film Lust, Caution, this time sung by Tang Wei, in the role of Wong Chia Chi. It also appeared in the 2009 ensemble film, New York, I Love You
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