HaiSai Ojisan

New folk songs "new min'yo", composed in the style of traditional Ryukyuan min'yo, are often heard in contemporary pop music arrangements.
Haisai ojisan, with music and lyrics by Shokichi Kina, is typical of this genre.

Haisai ojisan haisai ojisan
Yuubi nu sangou bin gwaa nukutonna
Nuku tora wanni wakiran na
Ari ari waraba ee waraba
Sangou bin nu ataishi wan ninkai
Nukutondee iyun na ee waraba
Anse ojisan
Sagou binshi fusuku yamise era
Issubin wan ni kwimiseemi

Haisai ojisan haisai ojisan
Tushi guru natakutu tujigwa fusanu
Unjyu inagun wa ya kwimi sourani
Ari ari waraba ee waraba
Iyaa warabi nu kusabukkwiti
Tuji gwa tume yunna ee waraba
Anse ojisan
Hatati ya amatee sanjyu sugitee
Shiragi kamitee kara tujitu meyumi

Haisai ojisan haisai ojisan
Ojisan kanpati magi sa yoi
Mimiji kanpati taiwan hagi
Ari ari waraba ee waraba
Tiburu nu hagi tushi deekiyaa duu
Watta gwansun muru deekiyaa
Anse ojisan
Wan nin seikei shimiyaai
Ama kuma kanpati ii yugayaa

Haisai ojisan haisai ojisan
Ojisan hiji gwa nu ukasayoi
Teenjyu nu enchu nu hiji duyaru
Ari ari waraba ee waraba
Iyaa ya hiji hiji wara yushiga
Hiji gwa nu ashigaru mutee yundou
Anse ojisan
Wan nin makiran achaa kara
Enchu nu hiji gwaa tatee yugaya

Haisai ojisan haisai ojisan
Yoshihara inagun nu kabasa yoi
Unjyun itidou mensore
Ari ari waraba ee waraba
Tiiji nakajima wan ditou
Ojisan ya amanu kabu nushidou
Anse ojisan
Mee niti yoshihara kuma toutee
Wan nee chibaraa sa yoo gari yusa
Iyaa ya churaa sa yogarire
English translation:

Hey, man! Hey, man !
If thereís a drop of sake left in last nightís little bottle
Wonít you give me some?
Hey, boy! Hey, boy!
You think Iím satisfied with a little bottle?
Donít say thereís none left!
Ok, man! If the little bottleís not enough, give me a big one

Hi, man! Hi, man!
I wanna marry, Iím not a kid anymore
Can I marry your daughter?
Hey, boy! Hey boy!
Marry? No kidding!
Youíre still too young to talk about such things
Ok, man! Iíll wait till my hair turns white

Hi, man! Hi, man!
What a big bald spot you have!
Hey, boy! Hey, boy!
Bald men are excellent
My forefathers were really excellent
Ok, man! Iím gonna have cosmetic surgery to add bald spots

Hi, man! Hi, man!
Your beard is funny, like the whiskers of an attic mouse
Hey, boy! Hey, boy !
Laugh at my beard, but women love bearded men
Ok, man! I donít wanna be outdone by you,
Starting tomorrow, Iíll grow a beard that looks like the whiskers of a mouse

Hi, man! hi, man!
Last nightís hooker was really pretty, you should go there, too
Hey, boy! Hey, boy !
In Chiji, Nakajima and Watanji, Iím a big shot
Okay, man! Going around here and there, Iím wasting my money
Youíre wasting your money

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