Hanshin Tigers Week: Monday – Rokko Oroshi

Posted in Japan on 23 March, 2015 (09:00)

It only seems right to kick off this week with the Tiger’s anthem, Rokko Oroshi(六甲おろし)!

Created in 1936, the song was written by poet and lyricist Sōnosuke Satō(1890 – 1942) and composed by Yūji Koseki(1909 – 1989). The name refers to the cold winds that flow down from Mount Rokko(a mountain range running East – West close to Kobe and Osaka). If(when!) you go to a Tigers game, you’ll hear this song a lot.

Lyrics below, pay attention to the middle column but don’t worry too much about learning it all, just get the verse ending down or clap along :)

阪神タイガースの歌
(六甲颪)

六甲颪 (ろっこうおろし)に颯爽 (さっそう)と
蒼天 (そうてん)翔 (か)ける日輪 (にちりん)の
青春の覇気 美 (うるわ)しく
輝く我が名ぞ 阪神タイガース
オウ オウ オウオウ 阪神タイガース
フレフレフレフレ

闘志 (とうし)溌剌 (はつらつ) 起 (た)つや今
熱血 既 (すで)に敵を衝 (つ)く
獣王の意気高らかに
無敵の我等ぞ 阪神タイガース
オウ オウ オウオウ 阪神タイガース
フレフレフレフレ

鉄腕強打幾千 (いくち)度 (た)び
鍛えてここに 甲子園
勝利に燃ゆる栄冠は
輝く我等ぞ 阪神タイガース
オウ オウ オウオウ 阪神タイガース
フレフレフレフレ

Hanshin Tigers no Uta
(Rokko Oroshi)

Rokkō oroshi ni sassō to
Sōten kakeru nichirin no
Seishun no haki uruwashiku
Kagayaku wagana zo Hanshin Tigers
Ō-ō-ō-ō Hanshin Tigers
Fure-fure-fure-fure

Tōshi hatsuratsu tatsu ya ima
Nekketsu sude ni teki o tsuku
Jūō no iki takaraka ni
Muteki no warera zo Hanshin Tigers
Ō-ō-ō-ō Hanshin Tigers
Fure-fure-fure-fure

Tetsuwan kyōda ikuchitabi
Kitaete koko ni Kōshien
Shōri ni moyuru eikan wa
Kagayaku warera zo Hanshin Tigers
Ō-ō-ō-ō Hanshin Tigers
Fure-fure-fure-fure

The Hanshin Tigers’ Song
(The Wind of Mount Rokko)

Dashing swiftly through the wind blowin’ from Rokko
Like the big sun soaring in the clear blue sky
Mighty spirit of the youth shows the victor’s grace
The name that shines in glory “Hanshin Tigers”
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Hanshin Tigers
Go, Go, Go, Go!

Powerful hits and skillful pitch achieved a thousand times
Trained with every discipline here at Koshien
Crowned with constant victory glorious, matchless feat
Always proud, invincible “Hanshin Tigers”
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Hanshin Tigers
Go, Go, Go, Go!

(The English is an official version, not a direct translation)

If this isn’t enough for you, head over to the Hanshin Tigers Unofficial Fansite to fall deep down the rabbit hole of player songs, attack songs and scoring songs!

Translation source: Wikipedia

Hanshin Tigers Week: Sunday - After a WIN!

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Hanshin Tigers Week: Saturday – The Curse of the Colonel

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Hanshin Tigers Week: Friday - Apps and Online stuff!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hanshin Tigers Week: Thursday – Enjoying a game

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hanshin Tigers Week: Wednesday - Baseball Bar Toracy, Osaka

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hanshin Tigers Week: Tuesday - Koshien Stadium

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Welcome to Hanshin Tigers Week!

Monday, March 23, 2015

 

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  1. Thehanshintiger on 23 March, 2015 at (10:20)

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  3. Thehanshintiger on 5 August, 2015 at (17:31)

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