しずかな湖畔(こはん)

At a Quiet Lake Shore
Words by: Unknown
Song by: Swiss Folk Tune


VERSE ONE

しずかな湖畔(こはん)(もり)のかげから

shizukana kohan no mori no kage kara
From the shadow of the woods by a quiet lakeside

Vocabulary


もう()きちゃいかがとかっこうが()

mou okichai ka ga to kakkou ga naku
A Cuckoo calls, “Isn’t it time to wake up?”

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カッコウ カッコウ

kakkou kakkou
Cuckoo; cuckoo

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カッコウ カッコウ カッコウ

kakkou kakkou kakkou
Cuckoo; cuckoo; cuckoo

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VERSE TWO


しずかな湖畔(こはん)(もり)のかげから

shizukana kohan no mori no kage kara
From the shadow of the woods by a quiet lakeside

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おやすみなさいと ふくろう()

oyasumi nasai to fukurou naku
“Good night” calls the owl

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ホッホウ ホッホウ

hohhou hohhou
Whoot whoo

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ホッホウ ホッホウ ホッホウ

hohhou hohhou hohhou
Whoot whoo whoot

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Some versions of the second verse on the net have:


(よる)もふけたよ
おしゃべりやめて
おやすみなさいと
()くふくろう
ホッホー ホッホー
ホッホー ホッホー ホッホー

Yumi was only aware of the first verse, so we are not sure what the "official" second verse is–if there is one.


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