Takayama [鷹山] 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
鷹山に takayama ni on Hawk Mountain Upon Hawk Mountain,
鷹を 鷹を放ちあげ taka o taka o hanachi age set free the hawk, the hawk The hawk, oh, the hawk set free, set it free,
招ぐをなみ あわれ ogu o nami aware wave an invitation, pity And at this summons, I am moved;
招ぐをなみ はれ ogu o nami hare wave an invitation, clear skies And at this summons, I weep.
招ぐをなみ ogu o nami wave an invitation And at this summons
我がす 我がする時に waga su waga suru toki ni at the time for me to act When I leave, when I leave and fly away,
逢える夫かもや aeru sena kamo ya might I meet my husband My husband, will we meet again?
逢える夫かもや aeru sena kamo ya might I meet my husband My husband, will we meet again?
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

Upon Hawk Mountain,