김연월 / Kim, Yeon-Weol
유성기로 듣던 불멸의 명가수: 얼굴 없는 명가수 (2)
11 무정한 밤차 / Heartless night train (1936) (OKEH 1901)
Unique on this track is a bossanova rhythm. You can also hear a train whistle. It is a goodbye song, which sounds gentle and sweet. It is like a celebration because of the sounds of the orchestra (violin, clarinet, strings etc. and a touch of jazz here and there). As usual its sadness is not directly expressed but can be felt through the lyrics. A woman undergoes the situation.
It is the only track I have on any of the compilations, but surely is worth discovering. Nothing can be found about the artist.
산비탈 정거장에 봄날도 오면
이별을 당해보니 섧기도 하오
인제 가면 언제 오리
아 무정한 차는 떠나오
황혼에 별이 차리 구성진 소리
이별이 아까워서 부는 갈피리
잘 가세요 잘 계세요
아 연기는 사라집니다
인생은 춘풍인데 해는 지는데
어이타 검은 눈물 그칠 줄 몰라
아 무정한 차는 떠나오
(Google Translation, with mistakes !)
Okeh Record and Chosun Orchestra
"Heartless night train"
Song: Kim Yeonwol ; Lyrics: Kim In-In
Composed by Kim Song-kyu ;
Accompaniment: Oke Family Music
When spring comes to the hillside station
When I'm saying farewell, I pray
When will you go riding?
Oh, leave a heartless scar
The sound of starry formations at dusk
are blowing because of parting
Good bye good bye
Ah the smoke disappears
Life is full spring, but the sun goes down
Ai, I can't stop the dark tears
What will you be going here?
Oh, leave (but) a heartless scar.