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(Japanese Lullaby, Torrianse- 通りゃんせ)
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通(とお)りゃんせ 通りゃんせ

ここはどこの 細道じゃ
天神(てんじん)さまの 細道じゃ


ちっと通して くだしゃんせ
ご用の無いもの 通しゃせぬ


この子の七つの お祝(いわ)いに
おふだをおさめに まいります


いきはよいよい 帰(かえ)りはこわい
こわいながらも


通りゃんせ 通りゃんせ

 

torrianse, torrianse

koko wa doko no hosomichi jya
tenjin-sama no hosomichi jya

chotto toshite kudashanse
goyo no nai mono toshasenu

kono ko no nanatsu no iwai ni
ofuda o osame ni mairimasu

iki wa yoi yoi, kaeri wa kowai
kowainagara

torrianse, torrianse

 

Go down the path, go down the path

What narrow path is this?
This is the shrine god's path

go ahead down the path
if you have no errand, don't go

I come to pray in celebration for this child's seventh birthday

going is easy, coming back is scary

even though it's scary, go down the path, go down the path


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