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Sep 12, 2011

Small Town Stories - 小城故事



This is a lovely, meaningful song "小城故事" simply translated as "Small Town Stories" by Teresa Teng to share you on YouTube here.

The translated lyric of this song from Mandarin to English, about the small town stories to invite visitors to her small town, or small cities like Singapore.

Singapore is no longer a simple, small town.

It is a global city, a cosmopolitan city linked to the world.

Enjoy this song, this invitation to our visitors to Singapore!

Please remember and share your fond nostalgic memories of Singapore to contribute to the Singapore Memory portal for posterity of all Singaporeans.

(电影"小城故事"主题曲)
作曲:汤尼(翁清溪) 作词:庄奴 编曲:翁清溪/顾嘉辉


小城故事多
充满喜和乐
若是你到小城来
收获特别多

看似一幅画
听像一首歌
人生境界真善美
这里已包括

谈的谈说的说
小城故事真不错
请你的朋友一起来
小城来做客

小城故事多
充满喜和乐
若是你到小城来
收获特别多

看似一幅画
听像一首歌
人生境界真善美
这里已包括

谈的谈说的说
小城故事真不错
请你的朋友一起来
小城来做客

"Small Town Stories" by Deng Lijun (in Mandarin)

Small town with many stories
Filled with happiness and joy
If you come to small town
Hear especially many more

Look like a painting
Listen like a song
A world of life, the good and beautiful are found here

To talk about and chat
The small town is really good
Friends, you please come together
Come to small town as a visitor

Chorus:

To talk about and chat
The small town is really good
Friends, you please come together
Come to small town as a visitor

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13 Comments:

Blogger Lam Chun See said...

I enjoyed the movie. I think it starred Kenny Bee.

September 12, 2011 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Andy Young* said...

Great James. I think I know this song.

How to join the project?

September 12, 2011 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Lam Chun See said...

Thanks to Youtuble, you can listen to TT's old songs anytime. I used to have a cassette tape of her songs but played on piano by (I think) Jimmy Chan. Very nice.

September 12, 2011 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Lam Chun See said...

I heard that TT's 月亮代表我的心 was President and Mrs Ong TC's favourite song. One of my favourites too. I like most of her songs. No particular favourite. Maybe this one; 但願人長久.

September 12, 2011 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger lim said...

I thought you would blog about how Lantern Festival was celebrated in the old days. I would say Lantern Festival is celebrated today as a secular festival on a grander scale than it was in the 60s and 70s when people thought that Apollo 11's landing on the moon would wipe out this festival for good. Today, we have lights-up at Chinatown, Clarke Quay and the Chinese Garden, not to mention all the incredible varieties of lanterns and mooncakes.

September 12, 2011 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Thimbuktu said...

Thank you Mr Lim. The "Lantern Festival" has been posted at Mid-Autumn Festival blog as suggested.

Some of the varities of lanterns and mooncakes have been described, but only some symbolic and representive items though. There are too many available in the market today.

More could be viewed on the Internet by searching images on Google and those posted by fellow bloggers. Much appreciated.

September 13, 2011 at 12:54 AM  
Blogger lim said...

I remember her as a sweet sounding singer. When I was living in the kampong, this neighbour opposite us would blast TT's songs at full volume precisely after 5 pm practically everyday, just as I was taking a well earned nap before dinner. Of course, local singer like 张小英 was also featured in the daily repertoire.

September 13, 2011 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Lam Chun See said...

Do you know that Theresa Teng (邓丽君) also sang Cantonese songs? I think your readers would love this one. It's called 一水隔天涯. Originally, it was sung by Miu Kam Fung.

September 13, 2011 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger Riversidegrass said...

Hi there.

Interesting article indeed.Teng's singing style conveyed simplicity and sincerity.
It was the sweetness in her voice that made her famous.
Although, I was not that era,but I was truly amused by her perfect and sweet sweet voice.
:)

September 27, 2011 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Lam Chun See said...

Recently I was in Kota Kinabalu and bought a oldies compilation of 3 cds at only RM39. The 3 singers were Theresa Teng, Cai Qing and Fei Yu Ching. Although I don't like no. 3, still RM39 for 2 cds is a good buy.

January 5, 2012 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Thimbuktu said...

Thank you, Chun See.

The blog link makes me listen to [小城故事]and reminds me of Teresa Teng.

What a pity that a beautiful singer and a beautiful silky voice is no longer in this world to sing to us so many years enjoy unforgettable song.

Music never die; but singers not the songs.

I wondered who were the singers who first sang songs like "Merry Christmas", "Happy Birthday" or "Happy New Year"?

For centuries, millions of people around the world know how to sing these songs, but who were the composers, and how many people have sang them.

We were among them too, isn't it?

The lyrics of "Small Town Story [小城故事]" is so meaningful, the music so sentimental and melancholy.

This song should be adopted as the official 'Singapore Memory Project' song to invite everyone to tell their stories of our small city, small town ;)

January 5, 2012 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger dashing hongeng said...

Great song!
Thanks James
Enjoy it.

May 31, 2013 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger dashing hongeng said...

Great song!
James, thanks for posting
Enjoy it!

May 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM  

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