yomiikaryo  yomiikaryo
nemuru ko yoi ko  ame kure yo
naku ko wa ine ya  ura no yama
ichi no ko nukete  yo ga fukeru
ni no ko mo nukete  yuki tsumoru
san no ko itai  toge no yubi
oka agami yo ya  nuitage yo
tsumetai tsuchi de  naku ko wa daare
nemuru ko yoi ko  yomiikaryo  yomiikaryo

shall we go to hell? shall we go to hell?
sleeping child, good child, I'll give you some candy
there are no crying children in the mountains behind
when the first child emerges, night has grown old
when the second child emerges, snow has piled up
the third child is in pain from thorns in her fingers
I'll climb the hill and pull her out
who is the child crying in the cold earth?
sleeping child, good child, shall we go to hell? shall we go to hell?

よみいかりょ よみいかりょ
ねむるこよいこ あめくれよ
なくこはいねや うらのやま
いちのこぬけて よがふける
にのこもぬけて ゆきつもる
さんのこいたい とげのゆび
おかあがみよや ぬいたげよ
つめたいつちで なくこはだあれ
ねむるこよいこ よみいかりょ よみいかりょ