Gion Kouta & Kamogawa Kouta: 祇園小唄•鴨川小唄


Tachikata (dancers): Maiko Masaki, Makino, and Kyōka of Gion Kobu
Jikata (accompanists): Geiko Komomo and Fukunami of Gion Kobu

The Ballad of Gion was written by lyricist Mikihiko Nagata in the Yoshi-uta teahouse of Gion Kobu. Musical composition was created later by Kōka Sasa. It was originally the theme song in the trilogy “Gion Kouta Ehi-gasa” (1930). Afterwards it gained massive popularity throughout Japan. And it soon became the staple of Kyoto’s Hanamachi.

Gion Kouta Lyrics:

月はおぼろに東山
Tsuki wa oboro ni Higashi-yama
かすむ夜毎のかゞり火に
Kasumu Yogoto no kagaribi ni
夢もいざよう紅桜
Yume mo izayou Beni-zakura
しのぶ思いを振袖に
Shinobu Omoi o Furisode ni
祇園恋しや だらりの帯よ
Gion Koishi ya Darari no Obi yo

夏は河原の夕涼み
Natsu wa Kawara no Yūsuzumi
白い襟足ぼんぼりに
Shiroi Eri-ashi bonbori ni
かくす涙の口紅も
Kakusu Namida no Kuchibeni mo
燃えて身を焼く大文字
Moe te Mi o Yaku Daimonji
祇園恋しや だらりの帯よ
Gion Koishi ya Darari no Obi yo

加茂の河原の水やせて
Kamo no Kawara no Mizu yasete
むせぶ瀬音に鐘の声
Musebu Se-oto ni Kane no Koe
枯れた柳に秋風が
Kareta Yanagi ni Aki-kaze ga
泣くよ今宵も夜もすがら
Naku yo Koyoi mo Yo mo sugara
祇園恋しや だらりの帯よ
Gion Koishi ya Darari no Obi yo

雪はしとしと丸窓に
Yuki wa shito shito Marumado ni
積もる逢瀬のさしむかい
Tsumoru Ōse no sashimukai
ほかげつめたく小夜更けて
Hokage tsumetaku Sayo Fuke te
もやい枕に川千鳥
Moyai Makura ni Kawa-chidori
祇園恋しや だらりの帯よ
Gion Koishi ya Darari no Obi yo


Tachikata (dancers): Maiko Tomoyuki and Hisano of Ponto-chō
Jikata (accompanist): Geiko Kazumi of Ponto-chō

Ponto-chō is the only district the has changed Gion Kouta in any manner. They only perform verses 1 and 2 and finish with the last 2 verses of Kamogawa Kouta.

Kamogawa Kouta Lyrics:

浮かれ浮かれて 先斗町
Ukare Ukare te Ponto-chō
通いなれたる 細路地の
Kayoi naretaru Hoso-roji no
かどの行き来も 酔い心地
Kado no Yukiki mo Yoi-gokochi
今日は祭りや 踊りまほ
Kyō wa Matsuri ya Odori maho
気つい気やないか どうどすえ
Kitsui Kiyanaika Doudosue

柳がくれの 月あかり
Yanagi ga kure no Tsuki akari
橋のぎぼしに 風うけて
Hashi no giboshi ni Kaze ukete
露にぬれそな びんつきも
Tsuyu ni nure sona Bin-tsuki mo
無言まいりの 後ろ影
Mugon mairi no Ushiro-kage
気つい気やないか どうどすえ
Kitsui Kiyanaika Doudosue

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