Mimasaka [美作] By: Anonymous

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Singable Translation PDF By: Carol Anne Perry Lagemann (CC BY SA 4.0)

Info

Number of Voices: 1
Voicings: Heterophonic
Date: 12th century
Language: Japanese
Tags: saibara translation

Lyrics

Lyrics Transliteration Direct Translation Poetic Translation
美作や 久米の mimasaka ya kume no Mimasaka and Kume's Mimasaka and Kume through,
久米の佐良山 kume no sarayama Kume's Mount Sara And on Kume's Mount Sara,
さらさらに なよや sara sara ni nayoya in murmurs nayoya Murmuring, murmur nayoya,
さらさらに なよや sara sara ni nayoya in murmurs nayoya Murmuring, murmur nayoya.
さらさらに 我が名 sara sara ni waga na in murmurs our name Murmuring, murmured is our name,
我が名は立てじ waga na wa tateji our name stands For our name will stand upright
万代までにや yorozuyo made ni ya for ten thousand generations Ten thousand generations long,
万代までにや yorozuyo made ni ya for ten thousand generations Ten thousand generations long.
Anonymous Markham, Elizabeth. Saibara: Japanese Court Songs of the Heian Period. Vol. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1983. Print. Carol Anne Perry Lagemann Carol Anne Perry Lagemann

Notes about Lyrics

Mimasaka and Kume through,