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Sakamoto Kyu's song - translation and lyrics

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Konnichiwa..

If anyone who understand or speak Japanese (or you are a Japanese) quite well, I need your help.

I am Indonesian, and I often hear songs by a 1960's Japanese singer Sakamoto Kyu, which typically known as his famous off-shore hit "Sukiyaki" (Ue Wo Muite Arukou). I have almost all of his records, including the singles that remained unpopular.

In this case, I would like to figure out the lyrics of one of his "unpopular" songs, called "Moshi Sukini Nattara" (I can actually write this in Japanese letters but my keyboard won't let me. But that is not important since I can give you the actual hearing song).

I can speak Japanese a little bit but I'm not capable just yet to hear and know the meaning of the song. Although I can hear his pronunciations, I'm still doubtful that I can get it wrong.

Here's the link of the song:
Moshi sukini nattara - Kyu Sakamoto

If you understand the lyrics, can you please write the lyrics down (in latin alphabet if you can, though I still can read hiragana. But Latin alphabet is easier for me). If possible, you can also write the meaning/translation of the song.
 
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May I ask you to show us your effort? I mean, did you try to write down the lyrics by yourself?
 

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May I ask you to show us your effort? I mean, did you try to write down the lyrics by yourself?
Sure.. here's what I've got so far.
I wrote this in hiragana (now I can cause I changed computer) and romaji since I don't know the meaning:
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1. The ( [letter] / [letter] ) is the one I'm doubt the pronunciation between these two letters in the song.
2. The ( [letter] ?) is the one I'm doubtful if it is supposed to be pronounced or not (he pronounced it not clear enough in the song).
3. The ( [letter] / [letter] (?)) is the combination of the two cases above.
4. The way he say "が" sometimes came out as ”んが”, as referenced in the lyrics
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HIRAGANA:
もしぼくが(pronounced んが)きみのこと
すきにな(た?)たなら
もしきみが(pronounced んが)ぼくのこと
すきにな(た?)たなら

いつもぼくの こころのなか(て or で)
わらいかけてる あのかわ(い/いい)こ
やくそくしお(を?)あいのこえ(だで or たて)
ことりのよな す(を?)つくろ(を/ほ(?))

もしぼくが(pronounced んが)きみのこと
すきにな(た?)たなら
もしきみが(pronounced んが)ぼくのこい
し(っ?)たらどしおを

まよなかでも こころのなか(て/で)
おしゃべにしてる あのかわ(い/いい)こ
やくそくしお(を?)さみしいときも
やさしくうた(ん?)ひとになの(ほ/を(?))

もしぼくが(pronounced んが)きみのこと
すきにな(た?)たなら
もしきみが(pronounced んが)ぼくのこい
し(っ?)たらどしおを

ふたりでき(つ?)し(お/を)
たのしくな(っちゃ(?))るな
ふたりでき(つ?)し(お/を)
き(っと(?))てれちゃるな

ROMAJI:
Moshi boku ga (pronounced nga) kimi no koto
suki ni na (ta? )tanara
moshi kimi ga (pronounced nga) boku no koto
suki ni na (ta? )tanara

itsumo boku no kokoro no naka (te or de)
warai kake teru ano ka wa (i / ī) ko
yaku sokushi o (o ? ) Ai no koe (dade or tate)
kotori no yo na su (o ? ) Tsukuro (o / ho ( ? ) )

Moshi boku ga (pronounced nga) kimi no koto
suki ni na (ta? )tanara
moshi kimi ga (pronounced nga) boku no koi
shi (~tsu? )taradoshi o o

ma yo na ka demo kokoro no naka (te/ de)
osha be ni shi teru ano ka wa (i / ī) ko
yaku sokushi o (o ? ) samishī (i)toki mo
yasashiku uta (n ? ) Hito ni na no (ho/ o (?))
Moshi boku ga (pronounced nga) kimi no koto
suki ni na (ta? )tanara
moshi kimi ga (pronounced nga) boku no koi
shi (~tsu? )taradoshi o o

futari deki (tsu? ) Shi (o / o)
tanoshiku na (tcha ( ? ) )ru na
futari deki (tsu? ) shi (o / o)
ki (tto ( ? ) ) terecha ru na

1. The ( [letter] / [letter] ) is the one I'm doubt the pronunciation between these two letters in the song.
2. The ( [letter] ?) is the one I'm doubtful if it is supposed to be pronounced or not (he pronounced it not clear enough in the song).
3. The ( [letter] / [letter] (?)) is the combination of the two cases above.

P.S.: Thanks for the response
 

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The way he say "が" sometimes came out as ”んが”, as referenced in the lyrics
It's 鼻濁音(びだくおん); a correct pronunciation of が.
Japanese phonology - Wikipedia

You did it very well! Only a few corrections are needed.

もし僕が君のこと 好きになったなら
もし君が僕のこと 好きになったなら

いつも僕の心の中で 笑いかけてるあのかわいい子
約束しよう愛の小枝で 小鳥のような巣を作ろう

もし僕が君のこと 好きになったなら
もし君が僕の恋 知ったらどうしよう

真夜中でも心の中で おしゃべりしてるあのかわいい子
約束しようさみしいときも 優しく歌う人になろう

もし僕が君のこと 好きになったなら
もし君が僕の恋 知ったらどうしよう

二人でキッスしよう 楽しくなっちゃうな
二人でキッスしよう きっと照れちゃうな


Moshi boku ga kimi no koto suki ni natta nara
Moshi kimi ga boku no koto suki ni natta nara

Itsumo boku no kokoro no naka de waraikaketeru ano kawaii ko
Yakusoku shiyou ai no koeda de kotori no you na su wo tsukurou

Moshi boku ga kimi no koto suki ni natta nara
Moshi kimi ga boku no koi shittara dou shiyou

Mayonaka demo kokoro no naka de oshaberi shiteru ano kawaii ko
Yakusoku shiyou samishii toki mo yasashiku utau hito ni narou

Moshi boku ga kimi no koto suki ni natta nara
Moshi kimi ga boku no koi shittara dou shiyou

Futari de kissu shiyou Tanoshiku natchau na
Futari de kissu shiyou Kitto terechau na


If I get to love you,,,
If you get to love me,,,

The pretty girl is always smiling to me in my mind.
I'll promise, I'll make a birdie's-like nest with branches of love.

If I get to love you,
If you realize my love, what shall I do?

The pretty girl is speaking in my mind even in the midnight.
I'll promise, I'll become the one who keeps singing tenderly even when I'm lonely.

If I get to love you,
If you realize my love, what shall I do?

Let both of us kiss. I'll become happy.
Let both of us kiss. I'll surely feel shy.
 

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It's 鼻濁音(びだくおん); a correct pronunciation of が.
Japanese phonology - Wikipedia

You did it very well! Only a few corrections are needed.

もし僕が君のこと 好きになったなら
もし君が僕のこと 好きになったなら

いつも僕の心の中で 笑いかけてるあのかわいい子
約束しよう愛の小枝で 小鳥のような巣を作ろう

もし僕が君のこと 好きになったなら
もし君が僕の恋 知ったらどうしよう

真夜中でも心の中で おしゃべりしてるあのかわいい子
約束しようさみしいときも 優しく歌う人になろう

もし僕が君のこと 好きになったなら
もし君が僕の恋 知ったらどうしよう

二人でキッスしよう 楽しくなっちゃうな
二人でキッスしよう きっと照れちゃうな


Moshi boku ga kimi no koto suki ni natta nara
Moshi kimi ga boku no koto suki ni natta nara

Itsumo boku no kokoro no naka de waraikaketeru ano kawaii ko
Yakusoku shiyou ai no koeda de kotori no you na su wo tsukurou

Moshi boku ga kimi no koto suki ni natta nara
Moshi kimi ga boku no koi shittara dou shiyou

Mayonaka demo kokoro no naka de oshaberi shiteru ano kawaii ko
Yakusoku shiyou samishii toki mo yasashiku utau hito ni narou

Moshi boku ga kimi no koto suki ni natta nara
Moshi kimi ga boku no koi shittara dou shiyou

Futari de kissu shiyou Tanoshiku natchau na
Futari de kissu shiyou Kitto terechau na


If I get to love you,,,
If you get to love me,,,

The pretty girl is always smiling to me in my mind.
I'll promise, I'll make a birdie's-like nest with branches of love.

If I get to love you,
If you realize my love, what shall I do?

The pretty girl is speaking in my mind even in the midnight.
I'll promise, I'll become the one who keeps singing tenderly even when I'm lonely.

If I get to love you,
If you realize my love, what shall I do?

Let both of us kiss. I'll become happy.
Let both of us kiss. I'll surely feel shy.

Oh.. I didn't know "ga" can be pronounced as such..

Anyway, thank you very much, Toritoribe for your help! I'm very grateful you translated it so I can know the meaning of the song. Now I can use this song to perform

[This case is solved]

Cheers, mate!
 
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