Old Mother Goose マザーグースのお婆さん Mother Goose マザー・グース Nursery Rhymesナーサリーライム


マザーグースの童謡がよくわかると様々な物語や歌が味わい深く鑑賞できます。今まで何気なく読んでいた絵本が実はマザーグースが元になっていたことが多々あることに気づき、最近はマザーグースの童謡にはまって専ら読んでます。(^_-)-☆ 子供にも読んであげたい童謡です。

old mother goose 単語の意味

Old Mother Goose, when
She wanted to wander, 放浪する
Would ride through the air
On a very fine gander. オスのガチョウ

Mother Goose had a house,
‘T was built in a wood,
Where an owl at the door
For sentinel stood.見張り番

She had a son Jack,
A plain-looking lad;地味な 若者、少年
He was not very good,
Nor yet very bad.

She sent him to market,
A live goose he bought: メスのガチョウ
“Here! mother,” says he,
“It will not go for nought.” そのうちいいこともあるでしょよ

Jack’s goose and her gander
Grew very fond; 好きになった
They’d both eat together,
Or swim in one pond.

Jack found one morning,
As I have been told, 本に話によく聞いた
His goose had laid him
An egg of pure gold.

Jack rode to his mother,
The news for to tell.
She called him a good boy,
And said it was well.