"If you want to see me again, play that song you wrote for me here or somewhere else!"
Stylin' Scarecrow

The "Scarecrow's Song" (録音案山子の歌 Rokuon Kakashi no Uta?, Record Scarecrow's Song) is a recurring song in the Legend of Zelda series. When played, this song summons forth a Scarecrow that Link can use as a grappling target for his Hookshot or Longshot. The song is composed by the player instead of having fixed notes.


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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The "Scarecrow's Song" is composed by playing an eight-note song for the scarecrow Bonooru found on the shore of Lake Hylia. As long as the notes are not the same as those used in another song Link can play or they are not the same note over again (such as "A, A, A, A, A, A"), Bonooru remembers Link's song for future use (if Link tries to use the notes of another song, Bonooru will tell him that he feels that song is needed for something else). When Link returns to the same area seven years later, Bonooru remembers the song upon being played it. He arranges for his friend Pierre, another scarecrow, to appear whenever the song is played in certain areas, indicated by Navi. Link can then use him as a target for his Hookshot or Longshot in order to reach otherwise inaccessible areas. Link can also create a new Scarecrow's Song by playing new tunes to Bonooru in the past.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

The "Scarecrow's Song", as in Ocarina of Time, is composed by playing an eight-note song (not already in the game) for the Stylin' Scarecrow, who can be found in either the Trading Post or the Astral Observatory. Once he has learned the song, he will appear, much like Pierre from Ocarina of Time, in certain areas when the song is played, and can be used as a Hookshot point. If the three-day cycle is restarted by playing the "Song of Time", Link must create the song from scratch.

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