Watch KTV version of 往事只能回味 wǎng shì zhǐ néng huí wèi "Only recollection of past events" sung by artist You Ya (Yu Yar) 尤雅. Browse her music on iTunes.
From the youtube page:
70s mandarin song by taiwanese singer yu yar


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Comment by Thomas Doherty on October 28, 2011 at 8:27am
Singer - Title   尤雅 - 往事只能回味 = Yóu yǎ- wǎng shì zhǐ néng huí wèi  =  You Ya - only recollection of past events

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Comment by Thomas Doherty on September 13, 2012 at 4:10am


Shíguāng yī shì yǒng bù huí

wǎngshì zhǐ néng huíwèi

yì tóngnián shí zhúmǎ qīngméi

liǎngxiǎowúcāi rìyè xiāng suí

Chūnfēng yòu chuī hóngle huāruǐ

nǐ yǐjīng yě tiānle xīn suì

Nǐ zhèyàng biànxīn xiàng shíguāng nán dǎo huí

wǒ zhǐyǒu zài mèng lǐ xiǎng yīwēi

<Music Interlude>

Shíguāng yī shì yǒng bù huí

wǎngshì zhǐ néng huíwèi

yì tóngnián shí zhúmǎ qīngméi

liǎngxiǎowúcāi rìyè xiāng suí

Chūnfēng yòu chuī hóngle huāruǐ

nǐ yǐjīng yě tiānle xīn suì

Nǐ zhèyàng biànxīn xiàng shíguāng nán dǎo huí

wǒ zhǐyǒu zài mèng lǐ xiǎng yīwēi

<Music Interlude>

Chūnfēng yòu chuī hóngle huāruǐ

nǐ yǐjīng yě tiānle xīn suì

Nǐ zhèyàng biànxīn xiàng shíguāng nán dǎo huí

wǒ zhǐyǒu zài mèng lǐ xiǎng yīwēi

 


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Comment by Thomas Doherty on September 13, 2012 at 8:06am

 


Lyrics   "Wǎngshì zhǐ néng huíwèi"     "The past can only be a recollection"

The song is sometimes called  "When We Were Young"

词: 林煌坤     曲: 刘家昌      Words: Lin Huang Kun     Song: : Lau Ka Cheong

时光已逝永不回

Shíguāng yǐ shì yǒng bù huí

Time never goes back

往事只能回味

Wǎngshì zhǐ néng huíwèi

The past only can be a recollection (When We Were Young )

忆童年时竹马青梅

Yì Tóngnián Shí Zhúmǎ Qīngméi

Recall childhood times of bamboo hobby horses and green plums

两小无猜日夜相随

Liǎng xiǎo Wú Cāi Rìyè Xiāng suí

Two small children that could not guess that day and night go hand in hand


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Comment by Thomas Doherty on September 13, 2012 at 8:07am


** 春风又吹红了花蕊

Chūnfēng yòu chuī hóngle huāruǐ

Spring breeze blowing red stamens

你已经也添了新岁

Nǐ yǐjīng yě tiānle xīn suì

You have to add a New Year

你就要变心

Nǐ jiù yào biànxīn

You have a change of heart

像时光难倒回

Xiàng shíguāng nán dǎo huí

Like the time stumped back

我只有在梦里相依偎

Wǒ zhǐyǒu zài mèng lǐ xiāng yīwēi

I was only in my dreams snuggle

   ( Sing whole song 2 times and 3rd time only from **  )

 


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Comment by Thomas Doherty on April 28, 2013 at 8:26pm
shí zài lái Time that has passed will never come back. (idiom)

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Comment by Thomas Doherty on August 30, 2013 at 8:07pm

Tsai Chin has a version of this song also:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsai_Chin_%28singer%29   

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao89H4f4M2A    


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Comment by Thomas Doherty on May 31, 2014 at 3:44am

One of the most popular Mandarin songs of the early 1970s:

往事只能回味    Wǎngshì zhǐ néng huíwèi   

in English " The past only can be a recollection" aka "When We Were Young"

was written by Lin Huang Kun (lyricist)  and  composer Liu Jia Chang (song).

The other song title of “When we were Young” comes from the English name of the movie往事只能回味. Both You Ya and Steven Lau Ga-Cheong appeared in the movie. Steven Lau Ga-Cheong also wrote and directed the movie. It is listed on the Hong Kong Movie Data Base (HKMDB) here:

http://hkmdb.com/db/movies/view.mhtml?id=5238&display_set=eng


Some information of the now rarely seen ( in the west ) movie can be seen here:

http://data.ent.163.com/movie/123261.html


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Comment by Thomas Doherty on June 7, 2014 at 9:59am

The Mesosyn site that links mainly Youtube songs together has this song under "[往事只能回味] Past Events Can Only Be Reminisced " in the "Popular Chinese Songs" Category.  You can find some other versions of the song by other singers or bands here:

        http://mesosyn.com/chp.html         


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Comment by Thomas Doherty on June 7, 2014 at 10:13am

For example I notice the entry "蔡琴 - 往事只能回味 "  ( càiqín - wǎngshì zhǐ néng huíwèi ) and when I click on that entry in the Mesosyn site, category  "Popular Chinese Songs" ,  I get the window for the singer 蔡琴  Cài qín   Tsai Chin  Youtube version of "wǎngshì zhǐ néng huíwèi"

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao89H4f4M2A&feature=related       


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Comment by Thomas Doherty on April 11, 2015 at 1:56pm

Angela's (ān qí ěr-wǎngshì zhǐ néng huíwèi ) version:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP9W3tWNnBY         

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