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Tsugaru Jongara Bushi

津軽じょんがら節

This is a piece of genre Min'yo from the Min'yo School.

History (Takahashi Yujiro):

"Jongara Song of Tsugaru"; jongara is meaningless but perhaps imitates the rhythm. As usual in Tsugaru songs, the virtuosic vocal is matched by pyrotechnic Tsugaru-jamisen accompaniment. The introduction and interludes are improvised. Verse 1 reflects the fierce pride in local songs. Verse 2 speaks from the standpoint of a touring professional folk singer.

"Jongara Bushi", pride of the province: the young folks sing it,
the master accompanies, and as the girls dance, the rice plants dance too.
Parted for now; until we meet again, even if I travel a thousand miles,
although the customers may change, my heart will remain the same.

Okuni jiman no Jongara Bushi o / wakaishu utatte aruji no hayashi, musume odoreba inaho mo odoru / / ichido wakarete nido au made wa / tatoe kono mi wa senri no tabi ni, kayku ga kawaredo kokoro wa onaji.

Tsugaru Jongara Bushi appears on the following albums

AlbumShakuhachiKotoShamisen
Jonkara


Jonkara


Jonkara


Min'yo - Folk Song from Japan - Takahashi Yujiro and friends None

    "Jongara Song of Tsugaru"; jongara is meaningless but perhaps imitates the rhythm. As usual in Tsugaru songs, the virtuosic vocal is matched by pyrotechnic Tsugaru-jamisen accompaniment. The introduction and interludes are improvised. Verse 1 reflects the fierce pride in local songs. Verse 2 speaks from the standpoint of a touring professional folk singer.

    "Jongara Bushi", pride of the province: the young folks sing it,
    the master accompanies, and as the girls dance, the rice plants dance too.
    Parted for now; until we meet again, even if I travel a thousand miles,
    although the customers may change, my heart will remain the same.

    Okuni jiman no Jongara Bushi o / wakaishu utatte aruji no hayashi, musume odoreba inaho mo odoru / / ichido wakarete nido au made wa / tatoe kono mi wa senri no tabi ni, kayku ga kawaredo kokoro wa onaji.

    Copyright 1999 - Dr David W. Hughes
    e-mail dh6@soas.ac.uk

Sato no Ue


Shakuhachi Folk Tunes - Vol 1


Shakuhachi Minyo - Okuni Meguri - Vol 4


Shamisen Genroku Hanami-Odori None


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