Old children's songs of Japan 童謡

♪ 青い目の人形 A blue-eyed doll

青い眼をしたお人形は

アメリカ生れのセルロイド

日本の港へついたとき

いっぱい涙を浮かべてた


わたしは言葉がわからない

迷子になったらなんとしょう


やさしい日本の嬢ちゃんよ

仲よく遊んでやっとくれ

仲よく遊んでやっとくれ

A blue-eyed doll. 

It is the celluloid doll made in the United States. 

When she arrived at the port town in Japan, she had full tears in her eyes. 

 

"I do not understand Japanese." 

"I may become a missing child. What should I do?"

 

She said to the Japanese daughter who seems to be kind. 

"Please make friends with me.Please play with me." 

 



♪ どんぐりころころ

The acorn rolls round and round

どんぐりころころ

どんぶりこ

お池にはまってさあ大変

どじょうが出て来て

こんにちは

ぼっちゃん一緒に

遊びましょう


どんぐりころころ

よろこんで

しばらく一緒に遊んだが

やっぱりお山が恋しいと

泣いてはどじょうを困らせた

An acorn rolls round and round.The acorn fell into the pond. The acorn is a serious situation. Then, the loach came and it greeted the acorn.

 "Hello, Let's play with me."

 

The loach pleased the acorn. 

And the acorn rolled over. 

They were playing for a while. 

The acorn thought that it would like to return to a mountain. The acorn became homesickness and cried. The loach has been troubled.