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I'm trying to understand the lyrics to the children's song 雨降りお月さん (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21JW-j5JJdc ; analysis here http://homepage3.nifty.com/funahashi/sonota/hoka23.html ). What's up with these verses:

雨降りお月さん  雲の[蔭]{かげ}
お嫁に行くときゃ 誰ゆく
ひとりで[傘]{からかさ}   さしてゆく
傘ないときゃ   誰ゆく

  1. Is the きゃ a contraction, and if so, of what? What does it mean?
  2. Are those とs companionship, conditional, or something else?

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  • ときゃ is a contraction of [とき]{時}は
  • is "with who"

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