Lyrics: Misako Koja’s ‘Warabigami’

Warabigami
Lyrics by Misako Koja / Music & Arrangement by Kazuya Sahara
from the album “Ama Kakeru Hashi (Bridges Over Heaven)” (DM-002)

tiN kara nu migumi, ukiti ku nu shige ni
Nmari taru nashigwa, wami nu mui sudati

irayoo hei, irayoo hoi
irayoo kanashi umi nashigwa

nakuna yooya heiyoo heiyoo
tida nu hikari ukiti
yuuiri yooya heiyoo heiyoo
masasa ati tabori

nachi nu shichi kuriba, shida kaji yu ukuti
fuyu nu shichi kuriba, fuchukuru ni dashoti

irayoo hei, irayoo hoi
irayoo kanashi umi nashigwa

nakuna yooya heiyoo heiyoo
tsuki nu hikari ukiti
yuuiri yooya heiyoo heiyoo
ufutchu nati tabori

ami kaji nu fuchiN, wataru ku nu uchiwa
kajika takana toti, nashigwa hana sakasa

irayoo hei, irayoo hoi
irayoo kanashi umi nashigwa

nakuna yooya heiyoo heiyoo
tiN nu hikari ukiti
yuuiri yooya heiyoo heiyoo
takatchu nati tabori

English Translation (via CD booklet)
A blessing from heaven
Into this world
You are born, my baby,
I will take care of you
Irayo hei, irayo hoi, irayo
My dearest child
Don’t you cry, heiyo heiyo,
May the sun shine on you
Be a good boy, heiyo heiyo
Please grow up
In miraculous health

When summer comes,
I will send you a cool breeze
When winter comes,
I will hold you to my bosom
Irayo hei, irayo hoi, irayo
My dearest child
Don’t you cry, heiyo heiyo,
May the moon shine on you
Be a good girl, heiyo heiyo,
Please grow up
To adulthood

Though stormy winds may blow
As you go through this world
I will shelter you from the storm,
so you may bloom like a flower
Irayo hei, irayo hoi, irayo,
My dearest child,
Don’t you cry, heiyo heiyo,
May the heavens shine on you
Be a good human beings(1),
heiyo, heiyo,
To lead a worthy life

(1) This line can possibly be changed to: ‘Be good human beings’ or ‘Be a good human being.’ -Richie

Background:
Most may have first heard a version of this song from popular J/O-pop artist Rimi Natsukawa who sings it in Japanese. This, the original, was written and performed by Misako Koja (from the first generation Nenes) who penned it before the birth of her first grandchild in February of 1997.

Lyrics: ORANGE RANGE’s ‘Ikenai Taiyou’

[Requested by Karakui commenter kwai ying.]

ORANGE RANGE
“Ikenai Taiyou”
Lyrics & Music by ORANGE RANGE
from the single “Ikenai Taiyou” (SRCL-6599)

IKENAI taiyou Na Na …

CHOTTO de iikara misetekurenaika
Omae no SEKUSHII FEROMON de ore MERO MERO

Ah furechaisou demo IKENAI no!
Jojoni takanaru kodou tomerarenaiwa

Kawasu kotoba no kioku tooku kuchimoto no ugoki ni yure ugoku
Nureta kami wo nadeta soshite Ah

ABC tsuzukanai soNnaNja DAME janai
Datte KOKORO no oku wa chigauNjanai?
ORE no seishuN soNna moN janai atsuku oku de hatetaiyo
Kitto KIMI janakya yadayo ORE wa IKENAI taiyou Na Na …

“Akai ito” naNte esoragoto demo shitagokoro de sae shiNjitaino
Ore wa tadashii KIMI mo tadashii tonikaku mou sayuu sarenai ZE

Damashi damasare mune uzuku heta na shibai ga yori moriageru yoru
Iki ga mimi ni fureta futari Ah

ABC tsuzukanai soNnaNja DAME janai
Datte kokoro no oku wa chigauNjanai?
Atashi no seishuN soNna moN janai atsuku oku de hatetaiyo
Kitto KIMI janakya yadayo atashi IKENAI taiyou

Kawasu kotoba no kioku tooku kuchimoto no ugoki ni yure ugoku
Nureta kami wo nadeta soshite Ah

ABC ABC tsuzukanai soNnaNja DAME janai
Datte KOKORO no oku wa chigauN janai?
ORE no seishuN soNna moN janai atsuku oku de hatetaiyo
Kitto KIMI janakya yadayo ORE wa IKENAI taiyou
Karamiau ito wa kimi to ore wo nusubu akai ito
Na Na …

Notes:
Words in caps were written in katakana (in the style of Cherryblossom Garden) on the Japanese-language lyrics and the capital ‘N’ (e.g. chigauN) is the hiragana ‘ん’ (in the style of Shimauta majimena kenkyuu).

Lyrics: BEGIN’s ‘Sanshin no Hana’

This song kept coming up in my blog stats so I’ll just make things easier by posting it. I romanized it in the style of the awesome Cherryblossom Garden site. (Tip: you can always try emailing me at karakuipress[at]gmail[dot]com and I’ll try my best to get the lyrics you’re searching for up on the blog.)

Sanshin no Hana
Lyrics & Music by BEGIN
from the “Okinawa no Butagoya Gakudan” album (TECI-1151)

Itsushika wasurerareta OJII no katami no sanshin
Tokonoma de tanjou iwai no shimazake ni motarete

Hokori wo yubi de nadete yurunda ito wo makeba
Taikutsu de tamaranakatta shimauta ga hibi ita

*Azayaka ni yomigaeru anata to sugoshita hibi wa
Yawarakana itoshisade kono mune wo tsukiyaburi
Saita no wa sanshin no hana

TEREBI no naname mukai no anata ga ita basho ni
Suwareba ARUMI no mado kara yuuzuki ga noboru

Kazoku wo nagame nagara nomu sake wa donna aji
Nemuri ni tsuku mae no uta wa dare no uta

**Yorokobi mo kanashimi mo itsuno hika utaerunara
Kono shima no tsuchi no naka aki ni naki fuyu ni tae
Haru ni saku sanshin no hana

***Kono sora mo ano umi mo nanimo katari wa shinai
Kono shima ni atatakana kaze to nari ame wo yobi
Saita no wa sanshin no hana

Aki ni naki fuyu ni tae haru ni saku sanshin no hana