Toréador Song

From Video Game Music Preservation Foundation Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Toréador Song
Composer Georges Bizet
Released 1875-03-03
Title Origin Official

Toréador Song is one of the most famous arias from the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet. It's popularity among musicians and its public domain status have made its use commonplace in video games.

Games

Crazy Balloon (ARC)

Platform - ARC.png
Crazy Balloon (ARC)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1980-??-??
Format UNK


Victorious Nine (PC88)

Platform - PC88.png
Victorious Nine (PC88)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1985-05-20
Format UNK


Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES)

Platform - NES.png
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES)
Output - NES.svg
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! - NES - Don Flamenco.png
Arranger Yukio Kaneoka, Akito Nakatsuka, Kenji Yamamoto
Released 1987-11-21
Length 0:06
Format NSF
Loops No

The first few measures of Toréador Song are played as the introductory music for Don Flamenco. The PlayChoice-10 version is identical to the NES version.

Parodius (MSX)

Platform - MSX.png
Parodius (MSX)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1988-??-??
Format KSS


Tetris (NES)

Platform - NES.png
Tetris (NES)
Output - NES.svg
Tetris - NES - Victory.png
Arranger Hirokazu Tanaka
Released 1989-11-??
Length 0:13
Format NSF
Loops No

Toréador Song plays as the victory music when you pass a B-Type game.

Bad Street Brawler (NES)

Platform - NES.png
Bad Street Brawler (NES)
Arranger Gavan Anderson, Tania Smith, Neil Brennan
Released 1989-09-??
Format NSF


Five Nights at Freddy's (W32, AND, IOS, WPH)

Platform - W32.png
Five Nights at Freddy's (W32)
Arranger Scott Cawthon
Released 2014-07-23
Format UNK

The Windows, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone versions of the game all play the same music. The song plays when the power has run out. Freddy will then approach the open left door, but only part of his face (mainly his eyes and face) will be visible. While he is standing on the left of the door, the music will start to play. Freddy will only play the song for a random amount of time before he kills you.

Lyrics

There aren't any games that actually feature the lyrics to this song.

French

Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre,
Señor, señors car avec les soldats
Oui, les Toréros, peuvent s'entendre ;
Pour plaisirs, pour plaisirs, 
Ils ont les combats !
Le cirque est plein,  
c'est jour de fête !
Le cirque est plein du haut en bas ;
Les spectateurs, perdant la tête,
Les spectateurs s'interpellent à grand fracas !
Apostrophes, cris et tapage
Poussés jusques à la fureur !
Car c'est la fête du courage !
C'est la fête des gens de cœur !
Allons ! en garde ! allons !  allons !  ah !
Toréador, en garde ! Toréador ! Toréador !
Et songe bien, oui, songe en combattant
Qu'un œil noir te regarde, 
Et que l'amour t'attend,
Toréador, L'amour, l'amour t'attend !
Et songe bien, oui, songe en combattant
Qu'un œil noir te regarde,
Et que l'amour t'attend,
Toréador, L'amour, l'amour t'attend !	

Tout d'un coup, on fait silence...
on fait silence...             
Ah ! que se passe-t-il ?		
Plus de cris, c'est l'instant ! 
Plus de cris, c'est l'instant !
Le taureau s'élance 	
En bondissant hors du Toril !
Il s'élance ! il entre, 
il frappe ! un cheval roule,
Entraînant un Picador,	
Ah ! bravo! Toro ! hurle la foule !
Le taureau va, il vient, 	
il vient et frappe encor !
En secouant ses banderilles,
Plein de fureur, il court ! 
Le cirque est plein de sang!
On se sauve, on franchit les grilles !
C'est ton tour maintenant ! allons !
en garde ! allons !  allons ! Ah !	
Toréador, en garde ! Toréador, Toréador !
Et songe bien, oui, songe en combattant
Qu'un œil noir te regarde, 
Et que l'amour t'attend,
Toréador, L'amour, l'amour t'attend !
Et songe bien, oui, songe en combattant
Qu'un œil noir te regarde
Et que l'amour t'attend,
Toréador, L'amour, l'amour t'attend !
L'amour!  L'amour !  L'amour !	
Toréador, Toréador, L'amour t'attend !

English translation

Your toast, I can give it to you
Sirs, sirs, for with the soldiers
Yes, the Toreros, can agree;
For pleasure, for pleasure
They have fights!
The arena is full,
it is a feast day!
The arena is full, from top to bottom;
The spectators, losing their heads,
The spectators call to one another with a great din!
Rude shouts, cries and uproar
grow into a furor!
For it is a celebration of courage!
It is the celebration of strong-hearted men!
Come on, on guard! Come on! Come on! Ah!
Toreador, on guard! Toreador, Toreador!
And think, yes, think as you fight,
That a dark eye is watching you,
And that love awaits you,
Toreador, love, love awaits  you!
And think, think as you fight,
That a dark eye is watching you
And love awaits you
Toreador, love, love awaits you!

All of a sudden, people fall silent
People fall silent...
Ah, what is happening?
No more shouts! The moment has come!
No more shouts! The moment has come!
The bull charges forward
Bounding from the Toril!
He charges forward! He enters.
He strikes! A horse rolls,
Dragging a picador,
Ah, Bravo! Bull! The crowd roars!
The bull goes, he comes,
He comes and strikes again!
Shaking his banderillas,
Full of fury, he rushes!
The arena is full of blood!
People are fleeing, they jump over the railings
It is your turn now. Come on!
On guard! Come on! Come on!  Ah!
Toreador, on guard! Toreador, Toreador!
And think, yes, think as you fight,
That a dark eye is watching you,
And that love awaits you,
Toreador, Love, love awaits you!
And think, yes, think as you fight,
That a dark eye is watching you
And that love awaits you
Toreador, love, love awaits you!
Love! Love! Love!
Toreador, Toreador, love awaits you!

Links