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March 18, 2020

Japanese Traditional Songs – うれしいひな祭り Happy Doll’s Festival

うれしいひな(まつ)

Happy Doll’s Festival
Words by Satou Hachiro
Song by Kawamura Kouyou
サトウハチロー作詞(さくし)河村光陽作曲(かわむらこうようさっきょく)


VERSE ONE


あかりをつけましょ ぼんぼりに

akari o tsukemasho bonbori ni
Let’s light the paper covered lamps

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(はな)をあげましょ (もも)(はな)

o hana o agemasho momo no hana
Let’s give flowers, peach flowers (to doll)

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五人(ごにん)ばやしの 笛太鼓(ふえだいこ)

gonin bayashi no fuetaiko
Five (doll) musicians with flute and taiko

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今日(きょう)はたのしい ひな(まつ)

kyou wa tanoshii hinamatsuri
Today is the enjoyable Hina Matsuri

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VERSE TWO


内裏様(だいりさま)と おひな(さま)

odairisama to ohinasama
The Emperor and Hina dolls

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二人(ふたり)ならんで すまし(がお)

futari narande sumashi gao
The two lined up with straight faces

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(よめ)にいらした 姉様(あねさま)

oyome ni irashita neesama ni
My sister-in-law who, coming as a bride,

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よく()官女(かんじょ)の (しろ)(かお)

yoku nita kanjo no shiroi kao
Looked similar to the (doll) court lady’s white face

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Verse Three


(きん)のびょうぶに うつる()

kin no byoubu ni utsuru hi o
On the golden folding screen, the light

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かすかにゆする (はる)(かぜ)

kasuka ni yusuru haru no kaze
Gently flickers in the spring breeze

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すこし白酒(しろさけ) めされたか

sukoshi shirozake mesaretaka
Did you have a little white sake?

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あかいお(かお)の 右大臣(うだいじん)

akai o kao no udaijin
The Minister of the Right doll with the red face

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VERSE FOUR


着物(きもの)をきかえて (おび)しめて

kimono o kikaete obi shimete
Changing clothes; tying the obi

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今日(きょう)はわたしも はれ姿(すがた)

kyou wa watashi mo hare sugata
Today I also will dress in my finest

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(はる)のやよいの このよき()

haru no yayoi no kono yoki hi
For this special Spring day

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なによりうれしい ひな(まつ)

nani yori ureshii hinamatsuri
More than anything–Hina Matsuri

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