竹田の子守歌

  (京都府民謡)

守りもいやがる 盆から先にゃ
雪もちらつくし 子も泣くし

盆がきたとて 何嬉かろ
かたびらは無し 帯はなし

この子よう泣く 守りをばいじる
守は一日 やせるやら

早よ行きたや この在所越えて
向うに見えるは 親の家
向うに見えるは 親の家

Lullaby of Takeda

(By Sadao Mazuka)

I don't like work such as baby-sitting,
The baby is crying and it's snowing tonight outside.

I'm going back to my native home, when my master gives me a holiday.
But I don't have a nice dress or shoes to wear.

This baby cries so often and I can't sleep too well tonight.
Sleep my baby and let me sleep till tomorrow morning.

Today I'm going back to my home over the mountain.
I can see my parent's house far over there.
I can see my parent's house far over there.