TYGER, TYGER  〜南禅寺 "Gunko-zu" - ”Tiger fusuma at Nanzen-ji


Met my love by the aqueduct The tiger's room was of old gold A dream painted on the sliding doors Where I kissed a girl by the aqueduct

Drifting clouds through the hazy moon The mountains dry and sea so raked Cats a prowlin' in the street and my heart began to beat With what dread hand and with what dread feet

Burning bright in the forests of the night In what skies burnt the tiger's eyes? And what hand could dare seize that fire? The tiger's eye the tiger's fire

Sitting still o'er the sands and stones The tigress and her cubs so dear Don't shed no tear 'cos the tiger's here the tiger's here And one by one he'll take you there and one by one he'll take you there

 (Lyrics by LB, "Dirty Old Town", tune written by Ewan McColl, popularised by The Dubliners)

"Tiger cubs crossing" zen garden at Nanzen-ji 南禅寺


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