Lyrics to the 1930’s military song, Otokonara.

If you are a man
Leave your regrets to an ancient dream
When you ascertain your beginning, weren’t you naked?
Push yourself out with courage
If you are a man, then try and do this.

If you are a man
Falling seven times, get up the eighth
If you reconsider it, the young heart largely
Holds this happy world
If you are a man, then try and do this.

If you are a man
Do you fear rain or storms?
The heart of a man is a boat that rides
The churning waves of this floating world
If you are a man, then try and do this.

If you are a man
You shouldn’t complain, you musn’t sigh
In this way, like a sorry doll
Shed not a tear, but cry in your heart
If you are a man, then try and do this.

男なら男なら
未練のこすな昔の夢に
もとをただせば裸じゃないか
度胸ひとつで押して行け
男ならやってみな

男なら男なら
七つころんで八つで起きる
思いなおせば愉快な世界
若いこころはでかく持て
男ならやってみな

男なら男なら
雨も嵐も恐れてなるか
どんと乗り切れ浮世の波を
船は男の意気でやる
男ならやってみな

男なら男なら
愚痴は云うまい嘆いちゃならぬ
それで済まなきゃ人形のように
顔で泣かずに腹で泣け
男ならやってみな

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