The Super Mario Bros theme music has lyrics. Yes, really!

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Being a gamer for 26+ years, its not very often that I come across gaming history that I didn’t know about that makes my jaw drop but this is one of those times.  I can honestly say I never had a clue that the Super Mario Bros theme music has Nintendo endorsed lyrics!

Last night I was browsing Facebook when I stumbled across a post saying the Mario Bros theme had lyrics which really intrigued me because last time I played the game (which is still typically daily after all of these years), there were no vocals.  Much to my surprise, apparently there really is official lyrics!

Apparently back in 1985 a Japanese radio station asked people to send in lyrics for the Super Mario Bros music and they ended up creating a version of the song with vocals which Nintendo then endorsed, recorded and released in vinyl.

This old version was dug up again recently and Nintendo decided they would include it in Joysound, a Japanese karaoke game.  I suspect it looses a little something in the translation but since I don’t speak Japanese and I’m pretty sure most of the Global Geek News readers don’t either, below the video of the song with lyrics are the English translation of the lyrics.

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Official Super Mario Bros theme music lyrics

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…

[via Gamnesia]

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