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Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop song)

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Subject: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop song)
From: Haruo
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 06:59 PM

When I was a kid in Japan there was a popular song I heard all the time that began "Ora wa shinjimatta da" and Japanese folks always get a kick out of my singing it to them. Problem is, I only remember some of it. Anybody know where I can find the rest (my attempts at web searches have been unsuccessful, and anyway I don't know how to search in Japanese)? Here's what I recall, in Hepburn romanization:

Ora wa shinjimatta da [ = I died ]
Ora wa shinjimatta da
Ora wa shinjimatta da
Tengoku ni itta da [ = and went to heaven ]
Tengoku yoi toko ichido wa ooi de [ = heaven's a good place but once is enough ]
[missing line, 8 syllables]
Neechan was kirei na [ = big sister (i.e. the waitress) is pretty ]
Wa wa wa wa

The next verse starts
Kowai Kamisama ga [ = Scary God ]
but that's as far as my memory goes. It was very popular in 1967-68, when I was in 6th/7th grades in Tokyo public schools.

Liland

PS Also looking for short, simple songs in Indonesian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop s
From: Noreen
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 08:53 PM

What, no-one's come up with the words yet???? :0)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop s
From: Haruo
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 09:18 PM

Shoot, Noreen, you got my hopes up and then dashed 'em.
;(0 Liland (or Rosu haruo)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop s
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 09:23 PM

Liland, I looked for it just as you typed it, and found references to it, but no more lyrics. Have you ever seen This page? There are several Indonesian songs there.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop s
From: Matt_R
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 09:59 PM

Well, from my rather extensive search, I've found that "Ora wa shinjimatta da" was the theme song for a Japanese cartoon (anime) series possibly called Itte Iinoka. I've put in a couple requests for the lyrics. I should get some answers soon. And the lyrics, hopefully.

--Matt (lived in Japan for 3 years)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop s
From: Haruo
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 08:24 PM

Sorcha, I know that site; there's lots of good stuff there. But I hadn't seen their Indonesian collection. Thanks!

Matt, let me know what you find out.

Liland


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Subject: Lyr Add: KAETTE KITA YOPPARAI (Japanese pop song)
From: GUEST,Tokyo Joe
Date: 02 May 01 - 05:11 AM

Hi, Liland. I'm from Japan. The Song is called "Kaettekita Yopparai"(which means Drunken man coming home) recorded by "Folk crusaders.”

KAETTE KITA YOPPARAI

Ora wa shinjimatta da
ora wa shinjimatta da
Ora wa shinjimatta da
Tengoku ni ittada
Nagai kaidan o
Kumono kaidan o
Ora wa nobotta da
furafura to
Ora wa yotayota to
nobori tsuzuketa da
yatto tengoku no
mon ni tuita da

[CHORUS]*
Tnegoku yoitoko ichido wa oide
Sake wa umaishi neechan wa kirei da
WA WA WAWA

Ora ga shinda no wa
yopparai-unten de

(Sound: Car crush)

Ora wa shinjimatta da
Ora wa shinjimatta da
Ora wa shinjimatta da
tengoku ni itta da
dakedo tengoku nya
kowai kamisama ga
sake o toriagete
itumo donarun da

[CHORUS]*

mainichi sake o
Ora wa nomitsuzuke
kamisama no koto o
Ora wa wasureta da

son'na wake de
Ora wa oidasare
kumo no kaidan o
orite itta da
nagai kaidan o
ora wa orita da
chotto fumi-hazushite

(Sound: Someone dropping down from the heaven)

Ora wa me ga sameta
hatake no do-man'naka
Ora wa ikikaetta da
Ora wa ikikaetta da

(Okyo like sound: It's been a hard day's night)

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 25-Feb-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop s
From: Matt_R
Date: 02 May 01 - 10:33 AM

Dang, now I wish I had a tune! I love singing in Japanese!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop s
From: GUEST,Ade
Date: 02 May 01 - 10:53 AM

Does 'Ora wa' really mean 'I'? From my rusty O-level Japanese I seem to recall that the first person singular is either 'Watashi wa' or 'Boku wa' (the latter is only used by male sex for some reason) Perhaps 'Ora wa' is slang?? Here in Dover we don't tend to use Japanese much so perhaps I've missed something......


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Subject: "Ora" is a dialect word for "I".
From: GUEST,Tokyo Joe
Date: 02 May 01 - 11:28 AM

"Ora" is a dialect word for "I". "Shinjimatta"is also a dialect for "died".

"Folk Crusaders" is one of the most famous Japanese pop groups. This lyric was written by Osamu Kitayama, a member of the band. He is, now, a famous psychoanalyst. This is a funny song (We, Japanese call them "COMIC SONG"), but he composed many beautiful ones too. I'm afraid my English is funny. 'Coz here in Japan we don't tend to use English.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop s
From: Haruo
Date: 03 May 01 - 03:35 PM

Joe-san, anata no eigo wa tottemo zyôzu desu yo. Sanzû-sannen mae kazoku to issyo ni itinenkan Bunkyô-ku Koisikawa 2-tyôme 17 no 40 de sunde imasita. Boku wa Rekisen Syôgakkô no rokunensei desita, tyûgakkô itinensei narimasita. Nihongo ga mô dekimasen, ima wa. Dame desu ne. Thanks for the lyrics!!!

Liland = Haruo

(For the Japanese-challenged:) What I tried to say (I'm very rusty!) was "Joe, your English is very good indeed. 33 years ago I lived for a year with my family at Bunkyô-ku Koisikawa 2-tyôme 17 no 40. I was a sixth-grader at Rekisen Elementary School, and started first-year of middle school. Now I can no longer do Japanese. Alas. Thanks for the lyrics!!!(very roughly)

PS It would indeed be nice to have the tune; any idea where there might be a midi of it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop s
From: Haruo
Date: 03 May 01 - 03:39 PM

My Japanese Home Page, for Joe and any others who may be interested.

Haruo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop s
From: GUEST,ade
Date: 03 May 01 - 04:32 PM

Liland - what a great homepage. Any language that has three alphabets gets my vote!! Shame I only got as far as hiragana and katakana (I think that's what they're called)! Fortunately I don't have to sing any folk songs in Japanese but I bet it would really impress my mates if I did!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop s
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 04 May 01 - 04:29 AM

Only on the Mudcat... You guys are amazing!
RtS(grumble- Japanese lyrics but no news of Elton Hayes...)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop s
From: Haruo
Date: 23 Feb 02 - 01:10 AM

As part of my current drive to update my Japanese webpages, I finally got around to posting this, here:

http://www.geocities.com/lilandr/lingvoj/japana/tekstoj/orawasinzimattada1.html

and now I'm looking for a MIDI of the tune, and a RealAudio or MP3 I can link to... Anybody?

Liland/haruo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop s
From: Teru
Date: 07 Aug 02 - 11:27 PM

Haloo, Liland.

Kvankam mi kelkfoje vizitas tiun cxi(mia komputilo ne havas "kapo", kaj mi uzas "x".) forumon kaj diskutas pri diversaj temoj, mi hazarde trovis vian mesagxon.

Mi havas la longeluda disko de "Kaettekita Jopparai". Tamen, mi ne havas gramofonon!!!!

Se mi ie akiras gramofonon, mi multobligas la kanton sur sonbendon, kaj sendos gxin al vi. Mi bedauras ke mi ne povas tion.

Saluton

Teru de Japanio

Hallo, Liland.

Although I sometimes visit this forum and discuss about various themes, I found your message by chance.

I have the LP of "Kaettekita Yopparai". However, I haven't got an LP player!!!!

If I get a player somewhere, I shall duplicate the song onto a tape, and send it to you. I am sorry I cannot do it now.

Regards

Teru from Japan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop s
From: GUEST,george cirrus
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 09:21 PM

The Folk Crusaders star in the Oshima Nagisa film "Three Resurrected Drunkards" - The song plays at the start of the film and a few times during the film - i think it's a sped up version of the song (it sounds a bit like the chipmunks) though i haven't heard the original yet - though i just found it on Youtube -
the film was just re-released in America (included in a 5 dvd set by Criterion - Criterion Eclipse Series - Oshima Outlaw 60s) the film reminded me of a cross between the monkees and a hard day's night - it was entertaining enough - you'd probably love it since you like that song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop s
From: GUEST,george cirrus
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 09:25 PM

Oh for a recording you can simply google - "youtube downloader" go to the Cnet version of the youtube downloader - i think it's the second link - it's safe and free - i've downloaded it onto two computers of mine. then go to youtube and search folk crusaders... you may need a translated page... i can't reproduce the kanji for you here - but it's the kanji for return (kaeru) kaette... kita and the kanji for kita is ki(ru) meaning to come --- with a little research you'll find it. then use the youtube downloader to make an mp3 or wmv of the song... i'm seeing if my local karaoke bar has it - i need a new karaoke song - i'm hoping they'll have it - the above romanized version someone sent along should help me practice. thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ora wa sinzimatta da (Japanese pop song)
From: GUEST,k
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 08:45 PM

Maybe,This song is greatly -influenced쳌@by the song " San
Francisco Bay Blues"(Jesse Fuller) or Jesse Fuller's singing
& performance style.

kiyohide


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