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Edo Komoriuta

江戸子守唄

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

History (Takahashi Yujiro):

This is a widely known lullaby. Edo is the old name for Tokyo.

Slee, sleep - you're a good little boy, sleep now.
Little boy, where's your nursemaid gone? Across that mountain, back to her home.

Edo Komoriuta appears on the following albums

AlbumShakuhachiKotoShamisen

Ensemble Nipponia - Japan Traditional Vocal and Instrumental Music Miyata Kohachiro

    The original melody of this piece is a lullaby from the Edo period (Edo was the name for Tokyo before it became the capital of Japan). Although similar to the melodic construction of other types of music from the same period, its simple phrases reveal a folk origin. This arrangement for six players is by the Ensemble's artistic director, Minoru Miki.

Japanese Folk Songs


    This lullaby has been sung since the age of Edo, now Tokyo.

Melody of Japan - Stillness of Winter


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

    This is a widely known lullaby. Edo is the old name for Tokyo.

    Slee, sleep - you're a good little boy, sleep now.
    Little boy, where's your nursemaid gone? Across that mountain, back to her home.

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


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