Saria's Song

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"Saria's Song"
Link playing "Saria's Song"
in Ocarina of Time
Game(s) Ocarina of Time
Majora's Mask
Twilight Princess
Tri Force Heroes
Other media Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Instrument(s) Ocarina (OoT)
Note(s) Ocarina down.png Ocarina right.png Ocarina left.png Ocarina down.png Ocarina right.png Ocarina left.png Triforce piece.png

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Power(s) Providing friendship with Saria
Contacting Saria
Learned in Sacred Forest Meadow (OoT)
Song File:Sariassong.ogg

"Saria's Song" is a recurring song in The Legend of Zelda series. It usually serves as background music for places that are related to forests or woods.

Locations and Uses

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, Saria teaches "Saria's Song" to Link as a symbol of friendship when he visits her in the Sacred Forest Meadow. Playing the song allows Link to communicate with Saria at any time.[1] When Link speaks to her, Saria provides him with information about what to do or where to go next in his quest. If Link opts not to speak to Saria, Navi will ask if he wants to speak with her instead.[2]

Link can play "Saria's Song" to cheer up Darunia and receive the Goron's Bracelet in return.[3]. By playing the song to the lone Skull Kid in the Lost Woods, Link a can obtain a Piece of Heart.[4] Once Link turns into an adult, he must play "Saria's Song" in front of Mido in the Lost Woods to gain access to the Sacred Forest Meadow.[5]

"Saria's Song" also serves as the background music for the Lost Woods and the Sacred Forest Meadow.

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, "Saria's Song" appears as the background music for the Woods of Mystery and when Pierre dances with Link. It also plays during the scene where Tatl, Tael, and the Skull Kid are playing in the woods. During the ending of the game, the Skull Kid mentions that Link has the same smell as the fairy kid who taught him that song in the woods,[6] assuming he is the same Skull Kid as the one in Ocarina of Time.

The song makes a last appearance after the game credits, where the tree stump showing a drawing of Link, Skull Kid, Tatl, and Tael appears.

Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, a remix of "Saria's Song" appears as the background music of the Sacred Grove. Also, the Skull Kid plays the song on his horn from time to time.

Tri Force Heroes

In Tri Force Heroes, "Saria's Song" appears as one of the tunes the Lucky Lobby Ball plays when hit with the Sword.

Other Appearances

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Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland

In Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, "Saria's Song" appears as part of background music of the Deku Temple.[7] A remix of the song also appears as the Bana Bana boss theme.[8]

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Super Smash Bros. Series

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, "Saria's Song" appears as an alternative background music on the Great Bay stage, also serving as Young Link's theme song. "Saria's Song" can also be heard at the end of the Ocarina of Time medley in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, "Saria's Song" also appears in the Skyloft stage.

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, "Saria's Song" substitutes the victory theme during Darunia's victory animation, where he dances to the music as he did in Ocarina of Time.

Music Theory

Saria's Song is based on three main notes, F, A, and B. The tonic of the piece is F, resulting in a scalar mode of F Lydian (a major scale with a raised 4th). Although this is where the piece is based harmonically, it is still overall ambiguous in its harmonization, as accidentals in the harmony later on in the piece suggest that the piece is in fact in C Major and it simply starts on the 4th scale degree and a IV in the harmony. The modal basis of the piece is a way to make the song sound more medieval and removed from classical western music.

The piece is in duple meter and is constructed in binary form (an A section and a B section, with a short intro on tambourine) which is looped "ad infinitum." Both A and B sections are characterized by straight-forward dance rhythms in metric groupings of two. The A section is 8 bars long (in 4/4 time) and the B section is 10 bars long, which can be viewed as a 6 + 4 hypermetric grouping.[9]


  • In Ocarina of Time, a Goron near the shortcut to the Lost Woods in Goron City states that all Gorons love "Saria's Song."[10]
  • Through the use of cheats, it is possible to play "Saria's Song" and the "Sun's Song" in Majora's Mask. "Saria's Song" has no effect except changing the background music to the "Final Hours."[11]
  • In The Wind Waker, the background music of the Forest Haven's interior features a segment of "Saria's Song."[12]


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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan サリアの歌 (Saria no Uta)
Spanish Spanish-speaking countries Canción de Saria Saria's Song
French French-speaking countries Chant de Saria Saria's Chant
German Germany Salias Lied
Italian Italy Canzone di Saria Saria's Song


  1. "When you want to hear my voice, play Saria's Song. You can talk with me anytime..." — Saria (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "Really? Then do you want to talk to me?" — Navi (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "Heeey!! What a nice tune! Just like that, my depression is all gone! Something just came over me! I suddenly wanted to dance like crazy!" — Darunia (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "You know Saria's Song! We should be friends! Here, take this!" — Skull Kid (Ocarina of Time)
  5. "Saria plays that song all the time! You...Do you know Saria? That song... Saria taught that song only to her friends... OK... I trust you." — Mido (Ocarina of Time)
  6. "Eh-hee-hee...You have the same smell as the fairy kid who taught me that song in the woods..." — Skull Kid (Majora's Mask)
  7. Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland Music - Deku Temple, YouTube, published July 12, 2009, retrieved June 11, 2016.
  8. Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland - Deku Temple Boss 2, YouTube, published March 18, 2012, retrieved June 11, 2016.
  9. Music in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Cruise Elroy.
  10. "By the way, do you know the music coming from deep inside of this tunnel? We all like this music!" — Goron (Ocarina of Time)
  11. BETA Sun's song and Sarias song in Majora's Mask, YouTube, published January 1, 2008.
  12. Inside Forest Haven - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, YouTube, published July 16, 2011, retrieved June 11, 2016.
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