Legend of Song 1 is a data in Fatal Frame III: The Tormented.
|In the mountains of Mutsu region, there is an old lullaby that was only passed on to certain villages.
Within the same mountain chain, the Song "The Sleeping Priestess" was only transmitted to a certain number of villages.
As the usage of the word "Priestess" Implies, this song is thought to have its origins in indigenous folk rites, given its methods of transmission.
As far the lyrics themselves, the opening line "Sleep, child, go to Sleep" calls the child into sleep.
The next part, "If you cry, the boat you'll ride, the boat to the other side" uses Words like "boat" and "the other side", which is suggestive of banishment.
It can be taken as a stanza of a "threating song" which is to frighten the child to sleep.
After "Should you fail to lie still" The inclusion of the frightening words "you will be punished"
The second verse develops in a very similar way, and makes use of the same elements.
At the last part, "Lest the doors open wide/And the others that sleep wake too," there is a shift from a familiar story centering on the priestess (child) to an uneasy end, both vague and large in scale. It is thought that this expresses religious fear, such as the dread of underworld.