Kagome-Kagome             No.  397

         かごめかごめ

 

       

Sur_round,   surround the bird.
You  are a trapped bird   inside the cage.
When oh when   will you  come out?
At the da_wn's  twi_light,
The crane and the turtle   both slid.
Right be_hind you –     Who’__s it?

 

 

2007.2.16 – 22       Translated by: Phil Yff/B.Ito, slj

(2007.2.17,18  comments & advice from H. Shimizu)

かごめかごめ

    日本古謡 (子供の遊び歌)

 

かごめかごめ 
 ごのなかのとりは
 いついつでやる
 夜明けの晩に
 つるとかめがすべった
 後ろの正面あれ