A comment thread that said this:
Search 劉鳳屏 for more.
The response was this:
I was searching 您在哪儿... That's why I couldn't find it.
You may well ask how white-bread-me got to such a site.
Well … it all started at FoxNews.com on Monday.
There I saw a link to a Will Ferrell Super Bowl commercial that aired … almost nowhere (Sherman, Texas, Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Glendive, Montana to be exact).
That’s because it’s really f***ing weird. (You’re not missing much if you don’t see it.)
But, I like the background music. Like, mind you … not love.
The thing is, it’s sung in Cantonese.
So I clicked on the YouTube link in the video embedded in the FoxNews article. I searched through the comments there, and there were plenty of other people looking for the song too.
And there was one comment with the name: “Mother, Where Are You?” by Liu Beng Feng.
Except that on Monday, if you put that into Google … it showed up nowhere on the internet.
But, I checked back to YouTube today, and there were over 600 comments … so the song has to be out there somewhere.
So I searched again, and this time there was a link to a Reddit page about the commercial.
Within that I searched for the word “mother”, which yielded a YouTube link to the singer: 劉鳳屏.
And when you get there, you find a song from about 40 years ago from Hong Kong. Posted in 2008, with 11 comments, 7 of them from this week, and one from the person who gave the title on YouTube. In those comments are the strings given above: apparently someone misspelled something. Perhaps the artist’s name: she seems to have also gone by Pancy Lau and Lau Fung Ping.
Ain’t the internet great?