All About Life~


Gondola no Uta is 1915 song that was popular during Taisho Period in Japan. Lyrics were written by Isamu Yoshii and the melody were composed by Shinpei Nakayama. I found it in Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden chapter 6…the scene between Uruki & Takiko while in the same boat ♥. Actually the melody is quite simple…but I love the lyric of this song…It reminds us that life isn’t too long, so “Before the raven tresses begin to fade, Before the flame in your hearts flicker and die, For those to whom today will never return”…

Download : http://www.mediafire.com/?gmyzmbmioax

Romaji

inochi mijikashi koiseyo otome
akaki kuchibiru asenu mani
atsuki chishiyono hienumani
asuno tsukihino naimonowo

inochi mijikashi koiseyo otome
iza tewo torite kano funeni
iza moeyuru howo kimiga honi
kokoniwa daremo konumonowo

inochi mijikashi koiseyo otome
namini tadayou funeno yoni
kimiga yawatewo waga katani
koko niwa hitomemo naimonowo

inochi mijikashi koi seyo otome
kurokamino iro aseme mani
kokorono honoo kienu mani
kyouwa futatabi tomumonowo

Translation

Life is brief. Fall in love, maidens,
Before the crimson bloom fades from your lips,
Before the tides of passion cool within you,
For those of you who know no tomorrow.

Life is brief. Fall in love, maidens,
Before his hands take up his boat,
Before the flush of his cheeks fades,
For those of you who will never return here.

Life is brief. Fall in love, maidens,
Before the boat drifts away on the waves,
Before the hand resting on your shoulder becomes frail,
For those who will never be seen here again.

Life is brief. Fall in love, maidens,
Before the raven tresses begin to fade,
Before the flame in your hearts flicker and die,
For those to whom today will never return.

Kanji

    いのち短し 恋せよ少女
朱き唇 褪せぬ間に
熱き血潮の 冷えぬ間に
明日の月日の ないものを

いのち短し 恋せよ少女
いざ手をとりて 彼の舟に
いざ燃ゆる頬を 君が頬に
ここには誰れも 来ぬものを

いのち短し 恋せよ少女
波に漂う 舟の様に
君が柔手を 我が肩に
ここには人目も 無いものを

いのち短し 恋せよ少女
黒髪の色 褪せぬ間に
心のほのお 消えぬ間に
今日はふたたび 来ぬものを

credit : justsomelyrics, wikipedia

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