If you have raised children in Japan you may have heard the song “Dendera Ryūba”. The song, which is often featured on NHK’s Nihongo-de Asobo (lit. "Let’s Play in Japanese"), originated in Nagasaki and is sung in the northern Hichiku dialect, which is spoken in western Kyūshū including in Fukuoka where it is called Hakata-ben (博多弁). The name Hichiku (肥筑) is derived from the names of the old provinces in the region: Hizen (肥前), Higo (肥後), Chikuzen (筑前) and Chikugo (筑後).
In standard Japanese:
(そちらの家) 来られないから (つまり→行けないから)、
If I can leave (my home),
I’ll go out, but . . .
I can’t go out, so . . .
I can’t go to (your home), so . . .
I won’t go. I won’t go
A few things are worth noting here. One, in the western Japanese dialect (not sure about other areas) kuru (来る, to come) also has the meaning of iku (行く, to go), and people say ima-kara kuru (今から来る), when they mean “I’m leaving now” or “I’m on my way”. This is similar to “I’m coming now” in English and I have never felt it awkward the way some transplants from outside do when they hear it.
-ken (けん) is similar to kara (から) in standard Japanese and means “because, since, for, as”.
-batten (ばってん) is keredo (けれど) and can mean “though, although; but; however; and yet”.
The chant was also used in a Toyota commercial a few years back featuring Nagasaki natives Riisa Naka and Kawaguchi Haruna:
In the comercial the older sister asks, "Tototo?" (Did you take [a picture]?) To which the younger sister replies: "Tototo." (Yes, I did take it.)
And finally, here is a modern version of the song with an Senegalese twist: