Sayo Carnival (小夜カーニバル Little Night Carnival) is a song written for the game KiKi KaiKai: Dotou Hen. It was composed by Hisayoshi Ogura with lyrics by Jun Tochinai, arranged by Haruhiko Tsuda, and performed by actress and musician Miki Ito. The song is named after the main character Sayo, but the game's manual also lists the song as Little Night Carnival, which is a translation of Sayo's name.
The song was only released on Miki Ito's Aishuu Pucelle (哀愁ピュセル) single, and has never been released on CD.
The song is written in the key of B minor.
KiKi KaiKai: Dotou Hen (FDS)
The song was arranged for the Famicom Disk System quite faithfully. However, instead of B minor, the Famicom Disk System version transposes the song to the key of G minor. It is also the only song in the game that takes advantage of the Famicom Disk System's extra sound channel, the RP2C33. The song also plays faster than the studio version of the song, 150 BPM. The song plays on the title screen, but doesn't loop.
The song was most likely arranged by Tadashi Sou, who had previously worked with Yoshiaki Tsuruoka in arranging the Ghostbusters Theme for Ghostbusters (NES). The game does not credit the arranger, but Sou is listed as one of the programmers. This is also supported by the fact that the composer, Hisayoshi Ogura, was not involved in this game's development.
The lyrics should be translated.
万華鏡みたいにきらめいた星屑の街 クラクションたたいて踊り出すあの子にこの子 恋の魔法かけるように呪文となえ アブダカタブラルラルラ ＬＩＴＴＬＥ ＮＩＧＨＴ ＴＯＫＹＯ いつもは淋しい ＬＯＮＥＬＹ ＢＯＹ 今夜は楽しい ＦＵＮＫＹ ＧＩＲＬ ここは教室じゃないさ みんなでキスして遊ぼうか 外国製のリズムに乗って 一夜きりのカーニバル ダウンタウンくり出し ＤＡＮＣＥ ＡＷＡＹ へ理屈は捨ててビートを刻む 朝まで ３Ｄメガネに飛び出した原色の街 ブロンドの髪したマネキンも踊り始めた ミラーボールころがして浮かれはしゃぐ アブダカタブラルラルラ ＬＩＴＴＬＥ ＮＩＧＨＴ ＴＯＫＹＯ いつもは内気な ＳＨＹＮＥＳＳ ＢＯＹ 今夜は陽気な ＤＲＥＡＭＩＮＧ ＧＩＲＬ ハートのボリューム上げて 肩よせ腰振り大騒ぎ 車の屋根でブレイクダンス 元気 人気 カーニバル いつもは淋しい ＬＯＮＥＬＹ ＢＯＹ 今夜は楽しい ＦＵＮＫＹ ＧＩＲＬ ここは教室じゃないさ みんなでキスして遊ぼうか 外国製のリズムに乗って 一夜きりのカーニバル ダウンタウンくり出し ＤＡＮＣＥ ＡＷＡＹ へ理屈は捨ててビートを刻む Ａ ＳＵＭＭＥＲ ＤＡＹ
The instruction manual for KiKi KaiKai: Dotou Hen contains the lyrics for the song with the chords listed, so one can easily play along.