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little tiny flowers (l.t.f.) 17.09.2016

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Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the flowers gone?
Young girls have picked them everyone
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

Pete Seeger

Just like other people, I believed the song had been written by Peter Paul and Mary for a long time. It is known as an anti-war song but also could be a song for looking back on our history of civilization.

野に咲く花はいまいづこ
はるか流れる時の向こう
野に咲く花はいまいづこ
遠い昔のことのよに
野に咲く花はいまいづこ
少女達が摘んでいった
おぉ、いつになったら分かるのか
おぉ、学ぶ時はいつの日か

ピートシーガー

御多分に洩れず、この歌はピーター・ポール&マリーのものだとずっと誤解していた。反戦歌として知られているが、文明化を振り返る歌でもあるだろう。
日本語でも多数カバーされているからメロディーに乗った美しい訳はカバー曲に任せたい。小訳は少しだけクラシカルな詩として試してみた。

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l.t.f.

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4 thoughts on “little tiny flowers (l.t.f.) 17.09.2016”

    1. It is not known well in Japan today but many famous singers sang it with translated lyrics. Perhaps it’s the time to rediscover it.

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