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Japanese Lullaby Posted by on Mar 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

There is a Japanese lullaby called ‘komoriuta’ (子守). 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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmd7ibJESHM

ねんねんころりおころり

(Nennen kororiyo okororiyo)

Calming words to make a baby sleep

坊やはよい子ねんねし

(Boyawa yoikoda nenneshina)

My child, good child, sleeping

坊やのお守りどこへ行っ

(Boyano omoriwa dokoe itta)

Where did the child’s nursemaid go?

あの山こえ里へ行っ

(Ano yama koete satoe itta)

Across the mountain she went to her parents’ home

里の土産何もらっ

(Sato no miyage ni nani moratta)

What kind of souvenirs did she receive from her parents’ home?

でんでん太鼓笙の

(Dendendaiko ni sho no fue)

A toy rattle and flute

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