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COTW #9: Ue o Muite Arukou (Sukiyaki)

November 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This week I try my hand at singing Japanese for the first time ever.

If you grew up in the 1990s like me, you might remember this song as sung by these dudes, and if you’re a little older, you might remember this version too.  Both of these popular versions however, are derivatives of the original Japanese version recorded in 1961 by Kyu Sakamoto.  The English version has lame lyrics that don’t have anything to do with the original text, so I thought I’d try my best to do the original heartfelt Japanese lyrics.

Please excuse any pronunciation errors, I don’t speak Japanese!

Stay tuned for next week, I’ll be starting my Christmas covers!

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