Stro_lling thou_gh the a_pple tree_s, / a flo_wer i_n your han_d
You loo_ked to me_ the fair_est gir_l / I'd see_n in a_ll the lan_d
The co_mb set in_ your hair_ on to_p / was ma_de with flo_w’ry ar_t.
It ma_tched what I_ supposed wou_ld be_ / your ki_nd and gen_tle hear_t
Then_ with a smi_le you offere_d me_ / with ha_nd so sno_wy whi_te
An a_pple fro_m your own_ dear han_d / for me_ to ta_ke a bi_te
The cri_mson o_f the au_tumn frui_t / that ma_tched, over_ and abo_ve,
The cri_mson that I_ felt in_ my hear_t; / I'd fou_nd my firs_t true lo_ve
There_ should ha_ve been a gla_ss near b_y, / to toa_st that ha_ppy da_y
When lo_ve first tou_ched my lone_ly hear_t / and ca_rried me_ awa_y
But the_re were on_ly_ a_pple tree_s, / no sa_ke cu_ps were there_,
And I_ could o_nly brea_the a si_gh / to min_gle with your_ hai_r.
2003. 5. 14, 19, 21, 21a, 22 Translated by: Ross Klatte / B. Ito
Mr. Ross Klatte’s Homepage (URL) : http://www.geocities.com/klatte_ross_a
This flute performance is presented by Ms. Keiko Takenaka who is a member of Nihon Furuuto Kyoukai (The Japan Flute Association ) and President of Karabinka Flute Association. She is a holder of the Master Class Flute License given by Mr. Paul Meisen during her practical study in Detmold Hochschule fuer Musik in 1995. Her E-Mail above.