Ballad of the Wind Fish
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The "Ballad of the Wind fish" has two different versions in the Legend of Zelda which don't seem to have any link between them, except for one thing: they are both composed by Mr. Koji Kondo.
Link's Awakening (DX)Marin teaches you in this game. She sings it all the time, although it is never cleared up how or when she learned that song. Many people in Mabe Village like it and even all the way over in Animal Village there are fans of that song. Marin has actually even sung the BotWF in front of the Wind Fish's Egg herself, but without the Instruments of the Sirens the Wind Fish will not respond.
For Link the BotWF proves to be the most valuable of the three songs as it is the only way to make the Wind fish arouse from his eternal slumber. Also this song must be played on the Ocarina combined with all eight Instruments of the Sirens to open the entrance of the Wind fish's Egg, which leads him to the final battle with the most powerful Nightmares of Koholint.
In Majora's Mask a different version of the BotWF exists, which is performed by the ancient Zora Band named the "Indigo-gos" with their lead singer who was the mother of Lulu, who is the current singer in the new group of the "Indigo-gos". The BotWF is a classic number that only some of the adult people like Toto and Gorman still seem to remember. The main purpose of performing the song as all four versions of Link in the Latté Milk bar at night, is to obtain the "Circus Leader's Mask" from Gorman. The song itself sounds different to its LA counterpart.
Here are the lay-outs for all of the four instrument versions:
|Ocarina of Time|
Marin after Tarin leaves for the woods:
Hi! Tarin went to the forest to look for toad- stools, but I'd rather sing. Listen to this, it's called the 'Ballad of the Wind Fish.'
Hey! That's a nice Ocarina you have there! Will you accompany me as I sing?
I just love to sing-- what can I say? What do you like to do, Link ?
Marin just after Tarin returns home:
Link , Tarin's taking a nap at home. I don't know how he can sleep on such a nice day! It makes me want to sing a song... Yes, the song is 'Ballad of the Wind Fish!'
Marin after she teaches you the Ballad of the Wind Fish on the Ocarina:
You've learned the 'Ballad of the Wind Fish!' This song will always remain in your heart!
Please remember this song! You should play it every once in a while to keep it fresh in your mind!
The Owl after completing the 7th Dungeon:
Hoot! That girl sang her song in front of the Egg! Her 'Ballad of the Wind Fish' is a song of awakening! Did she actually intend to wake the Wind Fish?! The next Sirens' Instrument is in the west. Play your melodies so the unliving stones might hear! Show your courage! The Wind Fish waits for you! Hoot!
That's the greeting used among us Zoras.
Oh, forgive me. I am Toto, manager of the band, The Indigo-Go's.
I'm out of business cards, so a Zora greeting will have to do.
The Indigo-Go's is the popular group that we Zora are so proud of. They've put out a lot of songs.
One of their hits is "Ballad of the Wind Fish." You know that song, don't you?
Huh? You don't? Really? Even one that famous? Hmmm... You'd be able to hear it if the show wasn't canceled. It's such a shame.
Canceling the show isn't something I want to do at all.
It was the first performance at the carnival for The Indigo-Go's in a while, so I'm sorry for the fans.
But with the diva the way she is right now, a show would be...
Urr...Lately, only bad things have been happening at Zora Hall...
Gorman & Toto dialog after playing the BoftWF on stage:
That melody...It brings back so many memories!
It's their old standby... "Ballad of the Wind Fish."
That's the song that members of the previous generation of The Indigo-Go's made famous!
I entered show business because I heard this song at the Carnival of Time long ago...
By doing performances, I thought maybe I'd get to meet the singers of that song...
The one you heard singing must have been the original Lulu, mother of the current lead singer who's also named Lulu.
So her daughter is singing now...
Is that so? I'd like to hear that...
I'm sorry I booed you... Please, take my mask.
(Recieves the Circus leader's Mask)
You've done good work... Now you flee, too...
Here's a link to a page containing several real ocarina songs for the Ballad of the Windfish: Song Book
|Japanese||「風のさかな」 (kaze-no sakana)|
|English||Ballad of the Wind fish|
|French||La Ballade du Poisson du Vent|
|German||Die Ballade vom Wind fish|
|Spanish||Balada del Pez Volador|
The Japanese is simply called "Wind Fish".