A children's song from the Akita prefecture (northern part of Honshu, the mainland of Japan). Part of the song is in a dialect.

Notes

*Impure
**Pure

秋田地方わらべうた 
Author: Unknown
Music Arrangement by Roh Ogura [小倉 朗] - (1916 - 1990)

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Pronunciation:

Hotaru koi

Ho ho hotaru koi
atchi-no mizu-wa nigai-zo
kotchi-no mizu-wa amai-zo
ho ho hotaru koi
ho ho yama-michi koi

Hotaru-no otosan kanemochi-da
dori-de oshiri-ga pikapika-da
ho ho hotaru koi
yama-michi koi

Hiruma-wa kusaba-no tsuyu-no kage
yoru-wa pompom taka-jyochin
tenjiku agari shitare-ba
tsunbakuro-ni saraware-be

Ho ho hotaru koi
atchi-no mizu-wa nigai-zo
ho ho hotaru koi
kotchi-no mizu-wa amai-zo

Ho ho hotaru koi
ho ho yama-michi koi
ando-no hikari-wo chotto-mite koi
Ho ho hotaru koi
ho ho yama-michi koi
ho ho ho ho ho ho ho

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Sadao Mazuka for sharing this song and for help with the translation and pronunciation.

Arigato gozaimasu!

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