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Takeda no Komoriuta

竹田の子守唄

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

History (Takahashi Yujiro):

This lullaby, from the village of Takeda near Kyoto, was "discovered" in the 1970s by members of the foku songu (Western-style folk song) group Akai Tori, who arranged it with vocal harmonies, guitars and cell. Their version was a hit throughout East and Southeast Asia. From that version, sung in gentle Western vocal style, the song has entered the world of popular min'yo.

I hate being a nursemaid: after Bon the snow flutters down, and the baby cries.
Though Bon has come, why should I be happy? I don't have a hempen robe,
no waist sash either.
(I want to go soon, back to my native village; way over there I can see my parent's home.)

Takeda no Komoriuta appears on the following albums

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

    This lullaby, from the village of Takeda near Kyoto, was "discovered" in the 1970s by members of the foku songu (Western-style folk song) group Akai Tori, who arranged it with vocal harmonies, guitars and cell. Their version was a hit throughout East and Southeast Asia. From that version, sung in gentle Western vocal style, the song has entered the world of popular min'yo.

    I hate being a nursemaid: after Bon the snow flutters down, and the baby cries.
    Though Bon has come, why should I be happy? I don't have a hempen robe,
    no waist sash either.
    (I want to go soon, back to my native village; way over there I can see my parent's home.)

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


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