Notes

A Song of Determination

“The Wong Fei-Hung Theme,” aka, “A Man of Determination,” might be the best known Chinese song outside the Chinese-speaking world.  Here it is, in Cantonese, as the opening to Once Upon a Time in China, in George Lam Chi-Cheung’s music video and as karaoke for George Lam fans who read the Roman alphabet, as an instrumental opening to Story of Drunken Master (used again in Drunken Master 2, where Jackie Chan plays a young Wong Fei-Hung), and a version from the 1940s-60s Kwan Tak-Hing/Shih Kien Wong Fei-Hung films.

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