A Japanese Nursery Rhythm

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May 16, 2012 23:50
Today I’ll share with one of my favorite Japanese nursery rhythms.
Most of the children in Japan grow up listening to it.
The title is やぎさんゆうびん




白やぎさんから お手紙ついた
黒やぎさんたら 読まずに食べた
しかたがないので お手紙かいた
さっきの手紙の ご用時なあに

黒やぎさんから お手紙ついた
白やぎさんたら 読まずに食べた
しかたがないので お手紙かいた
さっきの手紙の ご用時なあに

This is my rough translations of this song.

A letter came from a white goat
A black goat ate it without reading it
So he had no choice but to write a letter to a white goat
Saying, “What was the message of the previous letter you sent to me?” (What did you write in the previous letter to me?)

A letter came from a black goat
A white goat ate it without reading it
So he had no choice but to write a letter to a black goat
Saying, “What was the message of the previous letter you sent to me?”

You can repeat the lyrics as many times as you want.