PDF File Download: Final Fantasy VI – Kids Run Through the City Corner NAF Tab
Original Composer: Nobuo Uematsu
Technical notes: Requires three upper octave notes – not all flutes will be able to reach the very highest. Play on an NAF in the key of D# if you wish to accompany the original track.
About: This pretty, gentle piece is the town theme for Final Fantasy VI. Also worth mentioning is the version created for the Final Fantasy: Pray album, known as Não Chora Menina (Don’t Cry, Little Girl) which feels almost like a lullaby with it’s gentle guitar and beautiful lyrics in Portuguese (sung by Risa Ohki.) You could choose to play this piece either as the more upbeat version heard in the game, or as a gentle lullaby, and I’ve included the lyrics below.
On Playing: It’s fairly straightforward to play to begin with but the second section is quite heavy on the high notes with lots of jumping around, so good breath control is needed. Not all flutes will be able to reach the very highest note but take some time to familiarize yourself with your flute’s range and if you can’t reach it, just substitute in another note or pause for a beat.
Listen to the track on YouTube:
Original game version:
Não Chora Menina:
Final Fantasy Pray – Não Chora Menina Lyrics
Não chora, menina, não chora mais.
O que fez as lágrimas no seu rosto
Uma estrela apareceu
Don’t cry, little girl, don’t cry any more.
What puts tears on your face
A star appears,