Tanaka no ido [田中の井戸] 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
田中の井戸に tanaka no ido ni at the well in the rice field At the well of Tanaka,
光れる田水葱 hikareru tanagi glistening fields with water hyacinths Water glistens in the fields.
摘め摘め吾子女 tsume tsume akome holding, holding my girl child holding, holding close my girl,
小吾子女 たたりらり ko akome ta ri ra ri my little girl child, ta ta ri ra ri, My litle girl, ta li la li,
田中の小吾子女 tanaka no ko akome my little girl child in the rice field With my little Tanaka girl.
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

At the well of Tanaka,