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The ‘Mario Bros.’ Theme Song Has Official Lyrics, And Not The Ones Lou Albano Sang

On Tuesday, Nintendo released a version of the official Mario Bros. theme on Joysound, a karaoke platform popular in Japan. Did you know the Mario Bros. theme had lyrics? No, not the ones Lou Albano sang in The Super Mario Bros Super Show. Kotaku has the backstory:

Anyone who has heard the excellent Mario & Zelda Big Band Live recording from 2003 (or, if you haven’t, above) will be familiar with this vocal version, which actually dates back to 1985, when fans submitted lyrics to a Japanese radio station and they were endorsed by Nintendo as official, with a recorded version of the song released on vinyl.

The vinyl version is available here, but it doesn’t have a guy in a Mario costume like the video above, so you know which one we had to use. The lyrics are in Japanese, but Destructoid has the translation:

Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running

Go save Princess Peach! Go!

Today, full of energy, Mario runs

Today, full of energy, jumping!

Today, full of energy, searching for coins

Today, keep going, Mario!

Get a mushroom – it’s Super Mario!

Get a flower – it’s Fire Mario!

Goomba! Troopa! Buzzy Beetle! Beat them all!

Mario is always full of energy and strong!

Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running

Go and beat the Koopa tribe, go!

Today, full of energy, Mario runs

Today, full of energy, jumping!

Today, full of energy, searching for coins

Today, keep going, Mario!

Get a star – become invincible!

Quickly, go save Princess Peach!

Lakitu! Blooper! Cheep Cheep! Beat them all!

Mario is always full of energy and strong!

Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running

He’s made it to the castle and gets fireworks!

Lightly sidestepping the Hammer Bros.

Show the last of your power, Mario!

It’s been a long journey but it’s nearly at an end

You’ve done it, you’ve done it! You’ve defeated Bowser!

Princess Peach says “Thank you”

Mario’s got a great big heart!

Mario’s adventure is over for now, but

Mario’s dream lives forever…

Hmm, those lyrics are missing the part where he straight-up murders his best friend to get a slightly better high jump record…

(Via Kotaku and Destructoid)

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