"I think my mother sang the song of the Edo Lullaby a long time ago. But it is a dim recollection of my infancy." -Sadao Mazuka

Edo is the former name of Tokyo.

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Notes

Pronunciation:

Edo komoriuta


Nennen korori yo, Okorori yo.
Bōya wa yoi ko da, Nenne shina.

Bōya no omori wa, Doko e itta?
Ano yama koete, Sato e itta.

Sato no miyage ni, Nani morotta?
Denden taiko ni, Shō no fue.

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Thanks to Susan Pomerantz for playing this tune on the piano.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - 江戸子守唄 (Edo komoriuta)

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to the Embassy of Japan for contributing this song, the translation of the 1st two verses, the illustration and sheet music.

Arigato gozaimasu!

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