My beloved, you were brave!
In a creek so deep where you sank to
your shoulders You stayed, we hear, for three days or
more And lived for weeks without food and
sleep; How proud we are of the fight you won.
The brave beloved of these minor lyrics is a dead Jap. The song, Chichi Yo Anata Wa Tsuyokatta (Father, You Were Brave), is a sample from a book of songs which the Japs hopefully scattered through the Philippines. Most of the music is plaintive. Most of the lyrics glorify the fanatical beauties of death...