|Song by 李香蘭(Yoshiko Yamaguchi)|
|Songwriter(s)||Lyricist: Yaso Saijyo |
Composer: Ryoichi Hattori
"Suzhou Nocturne" (蘇州夜曲/Soshu Yakyoku/Soshu Serenade) is a wartime(1940's) Japanese love song composed by Ryoichi Hattori (服部 良一) with lyrics by poet Yaso Saijyo (西条 八十). Its lyrics set against the scenic eastern Chinese city of Suzhou in Jiangsu Province.
It was originally performed and made popular by Chinese-born Japanese singer-actress Yoshiko Yamaguchi (Shirley Yamaguchi / 李香蘭 / Li Xianglan) in the famous romantic movie "Shina no yoru"(China Nights/支那の夜|) released in June 1940.
After the debut, the song and the movie became very popular in Japan and Japanese controlled Asian nations and regions.
- "China's wartime history still haunts popular theme song". Asian Economic News. 1999-08-16. Retrieved 2018-01-09.
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