THE LUCKY CAT OPERA TROUPE – GIFTS OF THE FOREST [MANEKI-NEKO KAGEKIDAN – MORI NO OKURIMONO] (1989)

I have no idea who wrote this or who did the music!

How’s this for obscure? A folksy, new wavey offshoot of goth rock band ZELDA featuring two women from the group playing flutes and accordions while singing songs about the forest. There’s not even any lyrics out there online – I had to piece it all together by ear! The song itself is really good but there’s something like…vaguely ominous about the lyrics, I’m not quite sure what it is, but this song makes me feel like I’m going to get eaten by a bear.

Lyrics and notes under the cut:

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