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Lover’s Tears (情人的眼淚) by Poon Sow Keng (潘秀瓊). 1964.

為 什 麼 要 對 你 掉 眼 淚

Why am I shedding tears for you

你 難 道 不 明 白 為 了 愛

How can you not know it is for love

只 有 那 有 情 人 眼 淚 最 珍 貴

Only for one with feelings are tears so precious

一 顆 顆 眼 淚 都 是 愛 都 是 愛

Each teardrop is for love, all are for love

Also known as “Queen of Alto,” Poon Sow Keng (Pan Xiuqiong) was born in Macau in 1935, and later moved to Malaysia with her mother. She received Singaporean citizenship in the 1980s. She began singing at the age of 12, released her first record at the age of 17, and became one of the most warmly received Chinese singers in the 1960s-1970s. Lover’s Tears was the theme song for the 1965 Shaw Brother’s film, The Lark, and was the hit single that shot her to immense fame.

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