Japanese Lullaby Posted by Ginny on Mar 27, 2011 in Uncategorized
There is a Japanese lullaby called ‘komoriuta’ (子守歌). Komoriuta means ‘lullaby’ in Japanese. Sometimes the lyrics of children’s songs can be disturbing, but this isn’t the case with komoriuta. It’s a nice and soothing little song that children can sleep to:
(Nennen kororiyo okororiyo)
Calming words to make a baby sleep
(Boyawa yoikoda nenneshina)
My child, good child, sleeping
(Boyano omoriwa dokoe itta)
Where did the child’s nursemaid go?
(Ano yama koete satoe itta)
Across the mountain she went to her parents’ home
(Sato no miyage ni nani moratta)
What kind of souvenirs did she receive from her parents’ home?
(Dendendaiko ni sho no fue)
A toy rattle and flute