《梨花淚》 (Tears of Pear Blossom)

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

《梨花淚》, originally sung by 于櫻櫻 (born 1954) in 1977. The song is written by 于文.

This song is extremely popular in Taiwan at the time.

这首《梨花淚》,我小时记在脑海里的歌。从来不知究竟是啥,直到这几年把它翻出来研究。是1977。那时我就是9岁。这是连续剧主题曲。所以,婆妈们每天看的掉眼泪爽那种。在台湾非常红。就是,那个时代的人,人人皆知。也是好歌。

“于櫻櫻 《梨花淚》”,
《梨花淚》

愛上你永遠不後悔,
除了你知心又有誰。

細雨就像梨花淚,
點點滴滴都可貴。

相聚時滿懷甜滋味,
分手時美夢難追回。

細雨就像梨花淚,
盼望那梨花吐新蕊。
“Tears of Pear Blossom”

loving you i could never regret,
who else better understands me.

the rain drizzles like the falling of pear blossoms,
every petal is precious.

when together the sweetness fills me,
in separation a beautiful dream is gone.

the rain drizzles like the falling of pear blossoms,
yearning for it to bloom again.

The flower of the [ pear tree ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pear ] is very small, having a diameter of ~3 cm. When windy, they fall like rain.

pear blossoms
pear blossoms. image source
pear tree pyrus calleryana
Pear tree image source

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