Old Japanese Songs

Wipe out Americans and Britons!

(Beiei gekimetsu no uta", ĉpł̉)
1944

Lyrics: Noguchi Yonejiro
Music: Yamada Kosaku

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1.
Nami wa takeru, gekimetsu no toki wa ima da!
Kubo senkan danjite hohure!
Umi ga kyatsura no hakaba da tsuka da!
Umi ga kyatsura no hakaba da tsuka da!

2.
Kaze wa hoeru, fukumetsu no toki wa ima da!
Mayoku yocho danjite otose!
Kumo ga kyatsura no kyokatabira da!
Kumo ga kyatsura no kyokatabira da!

3.
Kusa wa moeru, senmetsu no toki wa ima da!
Kichiku beiei danjite taose!
Yama ga kyatsura no bohyo da ishi da!
Yama ga kyatsura no bohyo da ishi da!

4.
Toki wa imada, kessho no toki wa ima da!
Koa seisen danjite togeyo!
Mitami warera no inochi ga mato da!
Mitami warera no inochi ga mato da!

(English translation)
1.
Waves roar, and the time to eliminate has come!
Destroy hostile aircraft carriers and battleships entirely!
These seas must be foe's graves and death places!
These seas must be foe's graves and death places!

2.
Winds howl, and the time to eradicate has come!
Shoot down satanic wings and devilish birds at all!
These clouds must be foe's shrouds and burial clothes!
These clouds must be foe's shrouds and burial clothes!

3.
Fields burn up, and the time to exterminate has come!
Wipe out all vicious Americans and Britons!
These mountains must be foe's tombs and monuments!
These mountains must be foe's tombs and monuments!

4.
Come now, and the time to overcome has come!
Achieve this sacred war to revive Asia, whatever may betide!
We, the imperial subjects, are ready to die!
We, the imperial subjects, are ready to die!

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[About Wipe out Americans and Britons]

I first have to point out that this music contains the most extreme and tasteless contents among Japanese military songs. I provide this translation just as one historical data.

This music is a theme song of Propaganda movie Beiei gekimetsu no uta made in 1944. "Wipe out Americans and Britons!"(Beiei gekimetsu!) was a slogan in Japan during the Pacific War.

Japanese original text here.

Military music CD including this music: Movie theme songs in the Pacific War.

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