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Akita Magouta

秋田馬子唄

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

History (Takahashi Yujiro):

"Akita Horse-dealer's Song". In the north until recently, men led strings of horses to or from distant horse-markets travelling through the night. As with "Nambu Ushoioi Uta", a song could ease the stress on both man and beast. At the markets, the horsemen exchanged songs like these, eventually creating local and individual variants.

Keep moving, ponies, hurry along, Brownie: the sun is setting in the western mountains.
It's lonely being a horseman, all alone on the road at night, with nothing but the sound of the bridle behind you.

Akita Magouta appears on the following albums

AlbumShakuhachiKotoShamisen
Min'yo - Folk Song from Japan - Takahashi Yujiro and friends Takahashi Yujiro

    "Akita Horse-dealer's Song". In the north until recently, men led strings of horses to or from distant horse-markets travelling through the night. As with "Nambu Ushoioi Uta", a song could ease the stress on both man and beast. At the markets, the horsemen exchanged songs like these, eventually creating local and individual variants.

    Keep moving, ponies, hurry along, Brownie: the sun is setting in the western mountains.
    It's lonely being a horseman, all alone on the road at night, with nothing but the sound of the bridle behind you.

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

Shakuhachi Min'yo - 1991


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Yagishita - 1



The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018