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Tsugaru no Komoriuta

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

History (Takahashi Yujiro):

This lullaby, opposing sting words to gentle melody, attempts to threaten the baby into sleeping. Good luck!

Sleep, sleep. If you cry, the Mongols will come down from the mountains to get you.
Sleep, child, sleep.
Sleep, sleep. If you cry, a devil will come from the village to get you…

Tsugaru no Komoriuta appears on the following albums

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

    This lullaby, opposing sting words to gentle melody, attempts to threaten the baby into sleeping. Good luck!

    Sleep, sleep. If you cry, the Mongols will come down from the mountains to get you.
    Sleep, child, sleep.
    Sleep, sleep. If you cry, a devil will come from the village to get you…

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


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