Akagi no Komoriuta No. 327
You don’t have to cry so much. / You must fall asleep.
Even the crows may cry / in the mountains,
You must not cry / but fall asleep.
Otherwise, those crows / would make noise again.
You should know you are a boy. / You must fall asleep.
Though you are an orphan, / you should not cry.
Look at the moon that is also / alone up there.
She is holding back her tears. / So you may fall asleep.
Let me see your nice smile. / You must fall asleep.
What would you like to have / as a souvenir from the town ?
There are not many toys to choose / but a cheap paper (mâché) dog.
I will buy one for you. So you may fall asleep.
2004. 10. 5, 6, 8 Translated by: B. Ito
(2004. 10. 5, 7 Advice from H. Shimizu, B. Ito’s BBS)