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Golden Oldies

Someone emailed me to ask me about the lyrics of a Japanese oldie "Manatsu no Dekigoto," sung by Hirayama Miki (平山みき). I was in my teens when the song became a huge hit in Japan. My impression of the song those days was, uh, nothing but that it was sung by a woman in a strange voice. I think I see her sing it on TV programs of golden oldies every once in a while.

I found a video clip.

Do you like it? I remember M once said she liked the song very much. I guess there are a lot of non-Japanese fans of the song. If you like it, tell me how you like it.

So, J, I'll email you the Romaji lyrics. A translation? Well, ask M if she did it. ;)


I never did translate it...however, I'm glad you sent me the lyrics.

My son found gave me a Hirayama Miki CD for Christmas one year. Now I can listen to it on my iPod when I'm in the mood for a Golden Oldie.

Thanks for the link to the video.

It is nice to come across your website when searching for a Japanese expression. "Hajimemashite, Kevin desu, Yuroshiku onegaishimasu!"

Yoroshiku ne!

Can you please post those romanji lyrics?
It would be very kind of you.