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Ooki Na Furudokei [My Grandfather's Clock] ~LYRICS~

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I am terribly slow when it comes to music that Masha has sung, more so with other people's music. He often sings other musician's song and I just found this song called Ooki Na Furudokei or Big Grandfather's Clock, originally sung by Ken Hirai. Masha covered this song in ANN show on 26.10.2002, which is a pretty old ANN request song. Masha sang it with a deep baritone whilst the original version, a tad slower was sung with higher pitched, soprano is that what they call such sound? Both beautifully sung, probably because the music itself is beautiful and reading the lyrics, a bit childlike whimsical. Wholesome lyrics unless there is a deep undertone to it. I hope when you listen to this Masha version as above, the video is still available as the uploader has previously made this lovely song a private video. What a pity that would have been! Anyway Kanji title is 大きな古時計. Interestingly a fact from Mognet, this is "This is Hirai Ken's version of the Japanese version of an English folk song called "Grandfather's Clock"".In fact the lyrics is terribly similar. Music is the same. The original composer was Henry Clay Work in 1876.

You can't find this song in any of Masha's albums since it was sung during ANN request show.

By the way this is the guy rumoured, and I say it very lightly, to be Masha's one time lover. How this came about I do not know but like every rumour of Masha, let's just say I put this as "highly impossible but if true, good choice" since you know Ken Hirai is a good looking man.

The Ken Hirai version and original version plus lyrics plus download link after Read More link.



THE VERSION BY KEN HIRAI


THE LYRICS (KEN HIRAI VERSION)
All taken from here, Mognet.net

KANJI VERSION

大きなのっぽの古時計
お爺さんの時計
百年いつも動いてた
御自慢の時計さ

お爺さんの生まれた朝に
買って来った時計さ
今はもう動かないそのとけい

百年やすまずに
チクタクチクタク
お爺さんと一緒に
チクタクチクタク
今はもう動かないその時計

何でも知ってる古時計
お爺さんの時計
きれいな花嫁やって来った
その日も動いてた

嬉しい事も悲しいことも
皆知ってる時計さ
今はもう動かないその時計

ooh grandfather's clock tick-tock tick-tock
ooh grandfather's clock tick-tock tick-tock


嬉しい事も悲しいことも
皆知ってる時計さ
今はもう動かないその時計

真夜中にベルが鳴った
お爺さんの時計
お別れの時が来ったのを
皆に教えたのさ
天国へ昇るお爺さん
時計ともお別れ
今はもう動かないその時計

百年やすまずに
チクタクチクタク
お爺さんと一緒に
チクタクチクタク
今はもう動かないその時計

今はもう動かないその時計

ROMAJI VERSION

Ookina noppo no furudokei
Ojiisan no tokei
Hyakunen itsumo ugoite ita
Gojiman no tokei sa
Ojiisan no umareta asa ni
Katte kita tokei sa
Ima wa mou ugokanai sono tokei

* Hyakunen yasumazu ni
CHIKU TAKU CHIKU TAKU
Ojiisan to issho ni
CHIKU TAKU CHIKU TAKU
Ima wa mou ugokanai sono tokei

Nan demo shitteru furudokei
Ojiisan no tokei
Kirei na hanayome yatte kita
Sono hi mo ugoiteta
Ureshii koto mo kanashii koto mo
Mina shitteru tokei sa
Ima wa mou ugokanai sono tokei

* repeat

Ureshii koto mo kanashii koto mo
Mina shitteru tokei sa
Ima wa mou ugokanai sono tokei

Mayonaka ni BERU ga natta
Ojiisan no tokei
Owakare no toki ga kita no o
Mina ni oshieta no sa
Tengoku e noboru ojiisan
Tokei tomo owakare
Ima wa mou ugokanai sono tokei

* repeat

Ima wa mou ugokanai sono tokei

ENGLISH VERSION
My grandfather's clock
Was a big and tall old clock
For one hundred years it always rang
A clock you could boast about
It was bought
On the morning that my grandfather was born
Now, that clock no longer rings

For one hundred years, without a break
Tick tock, tick tock
Just like my grandfather
Tick tock, tick tock
Now, that clock no longer rings

That old clock knows everything
My grandfather's clock
Rang on the day
That he got a beautiful bride
During the happy times and the sad times
Everyone knew that clock
Now, that clock no longer rings

During the happy times and the sad times
Everyone knew that clock
Now, that clock no longer rings

At midnight
My grandfather's clock rang
The time to say farewell had come
It told everyone
Rising to heaven, my grandfather
Said farewell to the clock
Now, that clock no longer rings

For one hundred years, without a break
Tick tock, tick tock
Just like my grandfather
Tick tock, tick tock
Now, that clock no longer rings
Now, that clock no longer rings

THE ORIGINAL VERSION
As in Johnny Cash version as the original version was in 1876 by Henry Clay Work [Source]. Johnny Cash version tweaked the lyrics a bit.


INSTRUMENTAL
Music only



THE ORIGINAL LYRICS
As by Henry Clay Work

My grandfather's clock
Was too large for the shelf,
So it stood ninety years on the floor;
It was taller by half
Than the old man himself,
Though it weighed not a pennyweight more.
It was bought on the morn
Of the day that he was born,
And was always his treasure and pride;
But it stopped short
Never to go again,
When the old man died.
CHORUS:
Ninety years without slumbering,
Tick, tock, tick, tock,
His life seconds numbering,
Tick, tock, tick, tock,
It stopped short
Never to go again,
When the old man died.
In watching its pendulum
Swing to and fro,
Many hours had he spent while a boy;
And in childhood and manhood
The clock seemed to know,
And to share both his grief and his joy.
For it struck twenty-four
When he entered at the door,
With a blooming and beautiful bride;
But it stopped short
Never to go again,
When the old man died.
CHORUS
My grandfather said
That of those he could hire,
Not a servant so faithful he found;
For it wasted no time,
And had but one desire,
At the close of each week to be wound.
And it kept in its place,
Not a frown upon its face,
And its hand never hung by its side.
But it stopped short
Never to go again,
When the old man died.
CHORUS

It rang an alarm
In the dead of the night,
An alarm that for years had been dumb;
And we knew that his spirit
Was pluming for flight,
That his hour of departure had come.
Still the clock kept the time,
With a soft and muffled chime,
As we silently stood by his side.
But it stopped short
Never to go again,
When the old man died.
CHORUS

DOWNLOAD
Masha's ANN version, MP3, 3.89MB

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Y1LTTG7Z



2 comments:

Jaybee said...

I think this is a beautiful song, in all versions.

Anonymous said...

I learned this as a little kid with lyrics similar to Henry Clay Work's you have listed. A few words changed like most folk songs. It has stayed with me a long time. I have heard it in korean too. I found this blog because I instantly rec KH's version and wanted to see how his translated.

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