A Japanese Children’s Song – 童謡 [Ringo no hitorigoto] “The Apple’s Soliloquy” (りんごの独り言) 

All apples from my apple tree dropped last year and it is time to cut it back a bit now. Every season my apple tree produces many eatable apples and sometime I make an apple pie. One of Japanese children’s song I have found is called 「Ringo no hitorigoto」. The song was written in 1940.

“Ringo” means an apple and “Hitorigoto” means soliloquy. Lets find out what the apple’s soliloquy in the song.

Ringo no hitorigoto (The Apple’s Soliloquy)

It is very simple melody. Hope you feel warmer inside your body after listening the song.

Japanese lyric in Romaji

Japanese LyricEnglish Lyric
1. Watashi wa makka na ringo desu
Okuni wa samui kita no kuni
Ringo batake no hareta hi ni
kago ni tsume rare kisha po po
Machi no ichiba ni tsukimashita
Ringo, ringo, ringo, ringo kawaii hitorigoto
I am a bright red apple
I am from a cold northern country
One sunny day in the apple orchard
I was packed in the box and taken away by the train. and arrived in the city market
Apple, apple, apple, the soliloquy of a cute little apple
2. Kudamono mise no ojisan ni
Okao o kireini migakare te
Minna naranda omise saki
Aoi osora o mirutabini
Ringo batake o omoidasu
Ringo, ringo, ringo, ringo kawaii hitorigoto
My face was cleaned by the man at the fruit stand
We are all lined up in front of the store
Each time looking at the blue sky
I remember of the apple orchard
Apple, apple, apple, the soliloquy of a cute little apple
3. Imagoro doshite irukashira
Ringo batake no ojiisan
Hako ni ringo o tsume nagara
Uta o utatte irukashira
Tabako fukashite irukashira
Ringo, ringo, ringo, ringo kawaii hitorigoto
I wonder what the old man from the apple orchard is doing right now
While he is packing apples into a box
I wonder if he is singing a song?
I wonder if he is smoking a cigarette?
Apple, apple, apple, the soliloquy of a cute little apple

Now let’s sing!

Hope you will enjoy this song with your childrenle and be able to learn some Japanese words! Please let me know if you enjoyed it or not!

THANK YOU Arigato

About mkchatinjapanese

I am a native Japanese who teaches Japanese to non-Japanese speaker as a private tutor. Teach from a beginner to Intermediate level. location in London.
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