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2013/03/09 12:08 元気の出る歌

『とくダネ!』のオープニングに流れる歌、元気が出ます。

調べてみたら、イギリスのパンクバンド、Chumbawamba の Tubthumping という楽曲だそうです。

tubthumping を辞書で引くと、tub(桶) + thumping(こぶしで強く打つ) で「熱弁をふるう」とあります。口角泡を飛ばし、演台を叩いている弁士が目に浮かびます。

(例)a tub-thumping speech

thump はオノマトペで、似た語に thud があります。ドスンとかドサッという感じです。(ドサッを逆に言うと thud になる?) さるかに合戦で、臼が屋根から落ちたとき立てた音が thud です。

Tubthumping の歌詞ですが、同じフレーズが何度も出てきます。早口ことばじゃないけれど、ネイティブと同じ早さで言えたら大したものです。(僕はなんどやっても、途中で舌がもつれます。文字を見ながら歌っているようじゃダメですね。)

たしかに元気が出る歌なのですが、かなりお酒が入っているようです。

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(The truth is, I thought it mattered)
(I thought that music mattered.)
(But does it? Bollocks! Not compared to how people matter)

(We'll be singing, when we're winning, we'll be singing)

I get knocked down, but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down

(Pissing the night away, pissing the night away)
He drinks a Whiskey drink, he drinks a Vodka drink
He drinks a Lager drink, he drinks a Cider drink
He sings the songs that remind him of the good times
He sings the songs that remind him of the best times
(Oh Danny Boy, Danny Boy, Danny Boy)

I get knocked down, but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down

(Pissing the night away, pissing the night away)
He drinks a Whiskey drink, he drinks a Vodka drink
He drinks a Lager drink, he drinks a Cider drink
He sings the songs that remind him of the good times
He sings the songs that remind him of the best times
(Don't cry for me, next door neighbour)

I get knocked down, but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down

I get knocked down, (we'll be singing)
but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down (when we're winning)

I get knocked down, (we'll be singing)
but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down (ooh)

I get knocked down, (we'll be singing)
but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down (when we're winning)

I get knocked down, (we'll be singing)
but I get up again
You nay ever gonna keep me down (ooh)

I get knocked down, (we'll be singing)
But I get up again (pissing the night away)
You nay ever gonna keep me down (when we're winning)

I get knocked down, (we'll be singing)
But I get up again (pissing the night away)
You nay ever gonna keep me down (ooh)

I get knocked down, (we'll be singing)
But I get up again (pissing the night away)
You nay ever gonna keep me down (when we're winning)

I get knocked down, (we'll be singing)
But I get up again (pissing the night away)
You nay ever gonna keep me down (ooh)

I get knocked down, (we'll be singing)
But I get up again (pissing the night away)
You nay ever gonna keep me down (when we're winning)

I get knocked down, (we'll be singing)
But I get up again (pissing the night away)
You nay ever gonna keep me down (ooh)

I get knocked down, (we'll be singing)
But I get up again (pissing the night away)
You nay ever gonna keep me down (when we're winning)

I get knocked down, (we'll be singing)
But I get up again (pissing the night away)
You nay ever gonna keep me down (ooh)

I get knocked down, (we'll be singing)
But I get up again (pissing the night away)
You nay ever gonna keep me down (when we're winning)

I get knocked down, (we'll be singing)
But I get up again (pissing the night away)
You nay ever gonna keep me down (ooh)

I get knocked down, (we'll be singing)
But I get up again (pissing the night away)
You nay ever gonna keep me down (when we're winning)

I get knocked down, (we'll be singing)
But I get up again (pissing the night away)
You nay ever gonna keep me down (ooh)


by ぬ~まん(headmaster of Numan's English Academy)

2013/02/07 18:57 自由の賛歌

NHKラジオ第1で、歌になったJFKの就任演説があることを知りました。
ディクテーションの練習になります。(歌詞を下に貼り付けました)

Let Us Begin Beguine (邦題:自由の賛歌、星影のビギン)

http://youtu.be/4DMURserfvA

   Together
   Let us explore the stars
   Together
   Conquer the desert
   Eradicate desease
   Tap the ocean depths
   Together
   Let us explore the stars
   All this will not be finished
   In the first one hundred days
   Nor will it be finished
   In the first one thousand days
   Nor in the life
   Of this administration
   Nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet
   But let us begin

by ぬ~まん(headmaster of Numan's English Academy)