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Dale Stewart - Water Wars  Stagedive Records  7SEP11

Sukiyaki 2:36  5.91MB   320kbps
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SUKIYAKI  cover 1961
Rokusuke Ei and Hachidai Nakamura
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I hold my head up high
looking up to the sky
So they won’t see
all the tears that are in my eyes
No one will know I’m going through
My first lonely night without you

I know the night will hide
sadness I feel inside
No one will know
for the smile on my lips won’t tell them
I’m losing you and going through
my first lonely night without you

So I’ll go on alone
pretending your not gone
But I can’t hide
all the moments of love we knew
Memories of you as I go through
my first lonely night without you

As I walk alone
the lonely night-winds say
From this darkness on
all your nights will be this way
In these later years of my life I'm digging singing some of these old pop songs that I never would have touched in my younger days.
Some have been covered a lot before I ever got to them. I'm just throwing my hat into the ring in an attempt to, hopefully, do no harm.
I go over a lot of songs in a year, some to cover, some just to love. Listening, then learning how to play and sing it. I turn down a lot of
songs that I would otherwise like to do, because I can't honestly do the song justice or I just can't learn how to play it.

There's been a lot of interest in this song over the decades, though most of it bubbling under the view of the average American
audience. The Wikipedia page about Sukiyaki is a wealth of knowledge about this truly wonderful Japanese Pop Song:
Dale - vocals and guitars
Joceylin - bass
Mayumi Hata - percussion