Today's Song Furusato 1. 兎（うさぎ）追いし かの山 I hunted rabbits on that mountain. 小鮒（こぶな）釣りし かの川 I fished for minnows in that stream. 夢はいまも めぐりて I still dream about those days I spent when a child. 忘れがたき ふるさと How I miss and long for my old country home. 2. いかにいます 父 母 Mother and father ― are they doing well? つつがなしや 友がき Is everything all right with my old friends? 雨に風に つけても When the rain falls, when the wind blows, I recall 思いいずる ふるさと My happy childhood and my old country home. 3. こころざしを はたして Some day when I have done what I set out to do, いつの日にか 帰らん I will return to where I used to have my home. 山はあおき ふるさと Lush and green are the mountains of my homeland. 水は清き ふるさと Pure and clear is the water of my old country home. Anyway, I really love this song. Even when I was traveling around Japan for so many years, this song was always perfect for those journeys.