Hato Popo

Lyrics - Transliteration

(Japanese folk song)

1. Pop pop po
Hato poppo
Mamega hoshiika
Sora yaruzo
Minnnade nakayoku
Tabenikoi

2. Pop pop po
Hato poppo
Mameha umaika
Tabetanara
Ichidoni sorotte
Tonndeyuke

English Translation – Pigeon Coo, coo

Coo, coo, coo
Pigeon coo, coo
If you like beans
Come down
Let’s eat all together

Coo, Coo Coo
Pigeon coo, coo
If the beans are delicious
Eat one and fly away

Japanese – はと ぽっぽ

ぽっ ぽっ ぽ
はと ぽっぽ
まめが ほしいか
そら やるぞ
みんなで なかよく
たべにこい

ぽっ ぽっ ぽ
はと ぽっぽ
まめは うまいか
たべたなら
いちどに そろって
とんでゆけ
(source)

YouTube

  (or available for purchase here or here)

  • Song with chords in 2 keys, Student copies (recorder notes G,A,B,D’), Orff arrangement
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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