Edo Lullaby              No. 284

江戸子守唄

Sleep, my baby.  Relax yourself.

You may rest asleep.

You may be a good baby,

If you fall asleep soon.

 

You don’t / have to worry /

Where your baby sitter’s gone.

She’s gone over the mountains, /

Where her home is.

 

You must remember / her last souvenirs /

You received when she came back.

Oh, yes.  You like the little drum  /

And the little flute.

 

2003. 11. 27       Translated by:  B. Ito

 

江戸子守唄

日本古謡

ねんねんころり
ころり
ぼうやは
よい子

ねんねしな

 

 

ぼうやのおもりは
どこへいった
あの山越えて
里へいった

里のみやげに
なにもろた
でんでんたいこに
しょうの笛