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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Scarecrow's Song

Ryuzaki asks:
Added Jan 3rd 2008, ID #105410

Scarecrow's Song

I'm having some trouble with the scarecrow's song, um, how do I make him appear? I know it has something to do when the fairy becomes green and hovers around the spot where he would appear, but I play the song and he doesn't come. What should I do?


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carnage rahl answered:
Added 4th Jan 2008, ID #225220

Well you have to talk to the scarecrow at the hyrule lake and once you make up a song and he confirms it for you then that when it will be vioable for later in the game

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Guest said: 10th Mar 2012 | REPORT
Yeah but I can't remember the song how can I get the scarecrow to be under my command?
Guest said: 19th Aug 2012 | REPORT
just go back to him as a kid a make another random song
Guest said: 30th Oct 2013 | REPORT
ok i remember my song but i cant get him to let me play the song i hit the music player and he dont dance or nothing or listen to the song what do i do
Guest said: 1st Nov 2014 | REPORT
I cant remember my scarecrows song what should I do
blastoise_king answered:
Added 1st Feb 2008, ID #231226

You got to play a song to the scarecrow as a child(makeiteasy)then go back as an adult and play it then he will start coming out.


Mileyangel25 answered:
Added 6th Apr 2008, ID #247142

If you played a song when you were a kid to the scarecrow, then that is your scarecrow's song. Make sure that it is easy to remember though. Then when you're an adult, go back to that same scarecrow, and play the song. He'll tell you about the scarecrow, and it should work!
There are times though (I had this happen to me many times), when Navi turns green at a place, and I played my Scarecrow's Song, and it didn't do anything. It depends on where you're at, and where you're positioned to work.

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Link_ said: 3rd Aug 2012 | REPORT
That happened to me once at Lake Hylia. Turns out I had to check the object instead.
Guest answered:
Added 6th Nov 2010, ID #365457

can you get the song as an adult

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Guest said: 28th May 2011 | REPORT
Uhm. That's what turning back time is for :]
Guest said: 28th Jul 2011 | REPORT
i did not make mine easy though!!!
Guest said: 6th Aug 2011 | REPORT
hunterwar, you go back in time by doing the Pedestal of Time cutscene as an adult.
Above, if you go back in time and talk to the scarecrow he'll remind you.
Guest said: 4th Aug 2012 | REPORT
No, you have to play a song as a kid, then come back as an adult.
Guest answered:
Added 4th Jun 2011, ID #409831

I forgot my song so what can I do

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Guest said: 16th Dec 2011 | REPORT
you can go back in time and replay a different song for the scarecrow
Guest said: 1st Jun 2012 | REPORT
you can try diffrent song for scarecrow...
Guest said: 4th Jun 2012 | REPORT
i don't know i have the same problem and i need help
Guest answered:
Added 11th Jun 2011, ID #411565

If you forgot your song then you just go back to being a kid and you play the song agin change it if you like and then return to un adult agin and presto their you go!

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Guest12345678900000000000000000 said: 4th Aug 2012 | REPORT
Playing the song of time doesn't change time, but it allows you to get in the temple of time. To go back in time, put the master sword in the pedestal of time.
Guest said: 23rd Dec 2012 | REPORT
I can't go back in time so what do i do
Guest said: 3rd Mar 2013 | REPORT
How do I go back in time though
maddirose321 said: 3rd Mar 2013 | REPORT
How do I go back in time though
Guest answered:
Added 29th Jul 2011, ID #426693

Just do it again as a kid

Guest answered:
Added 15th Aug 2011, ID #432678

But what if I can't go back in time?

Guest answered:
Added 30th Aug 2011, ID #437181

Who the hell do you change your song ? I went back as a kid and he telling me that he doesn't know that song no matter what song I play

iScream answered:
Added 30th Aug 2011, ID #437316

As a child, talk to the scarecrow on the bottom and then play a song for him that's easy enough for you to remember, but make sure the song fills up the whole thing. Then as an adult, talk to the same scarecrow again and play the same song you played for him as a kid and he'll enable you to use the scarecrow song.

Guest answered:
Added 16th Sep 2011, ID #441189

You might be doing it to the wrong scarecrow, it's the lower scarecrow. Boneroo

Guest answered:
Added 17th Oct 2011, ID #448547

I need it in the forest temple and I can go back I time

Guest answered:
Added 19th Nov 2011, ID #456964

I have that problem too!
I became the adult link without talking to the scarecrow as a kid, but I can't go back now because Sheik is blocking the pedistal of time and refuses to move until I've beaten the forest temple (I CAN'T BEAT THE FOREST TEMPLE WITHOUT THE SCARECROW!!!).

So... I'm caught in a loophole and can't get out.

I might just start the game over... (I have 3DS version by the way)

P.S. No one is adequitely answering the topic question. If you have something constructive to say, please do.

I've been resisting playing my Nintendo 64 Zelda for more than a year, in anticipation of the 3DS Zelda, but now I can't even play the new Ocarina of time (I never played the Nintendo 64 Zelda)

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Guest said: 26th Jun 2012 | REPORT
LOL yes you actually can beat the forest temple without the song! I did. It took me a while, though. But I just got the song after I completed the Fire Temple and learned to go backward in time! It's not impossible, just difficult.
Guest answered:
Added 24th Nov 2011, ID #458427

Yes you do play the scarecrow song in the 3DS version because it is simple in the old version zelda n64.
Answer is:LLLRRRRRR Thats the scarecrow song
Simple: Talk to Boneroo to play it and then go to the fishing house when you beat the water temple,and at the fishing house when navi turns green thats where Puireau is at!THERE YOU GO!
One problem: This only works in the 3DS verison if you play the same song to the two scarecrows as a kid first! PS:I MEAN NOT AS AN ADULT LINK!

Guest answered:
Added 5th Dec 2011, ID #461557

You don't use the scarecrow to get into the forest temple, you go to the kakariko graveyard, move the grave with flowers on it (there are two, one takes you to the fairys fountain, this is not the one I'm talking about) once you are in the grave, race dampe and he will give you a hookshot, then go back to the forest temple and use it on the tree.

Guest answered:
Added 9th Dec 2011, ID #462377

Technically the last poster is correct to get the hookshot to stick to the tree to get into the forest temple. But you would use the scarecrow as a place to stick the hookshot, so you need the hookshot either way.

Btw: don't forget the key before you even get into the temple. I always do!

Guest answered:
Added 12th Jan 2012, ID #472700

You don't need the scarecrow, just hook the branch that's over the doorway.

Guest answered:
Added 26th Jan 2012, ID #476807

Figured it out!
Go to the lower scarecrow in the past, as a kid.
Pull out your ocarina, he should have something to say.
Play EIGHT notes. BUT: it can't be the same note 8 times . (On the 3DS I used LLLLRRRR so it would be easy to remember.)
There should be a good noise, he has something different to say.
In the future, go to the scarecrow. If you did it right, he will talk when you pull out your ocarina.
Play the 8 notes, see what happens!

Guest answered:
Added 30th Jan 2012, ID #477901

Yes, you can beat the Forest Temple without the scarecrow song. What you play when Navi turns green there is the Song of Time.

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Guest said: 27th Oct 2017 | REPORT
That doesn’t work
Ben Gee answered:
Added 6th Feb 2012, ID #480101

Okay So I am an adult, forgot to play the scarecrow song as a child and I am trying the temple of time to turn into a child, BUT sheik is in the way, so I can't. I need the scarecrow song to get past the lost woods temple, help?

Guest answered:
Added 13th Feb 2012, ID #482468

You don't actually NEED the scarecrow for the Forest Temple. Hookshot the tree branch to get in. You can complete the whole game without him. He does make the game easier at points though. Especially when you play master quest.

Guest answered:
Added 12th Apr 2012, ID #498029

You don't need the scare crow song I completed the game twice without even knowing about the song

Guest answered:
Added 20th Apr 2012, ID #500198

Honestly, we've said about a billion times that you don't need the scarecrow song at all, and the answer to main question is...drumroll(yeah, I play drums)...go back in time and play another song!then write it down , and hang it on you're wall(I did)

Guest answered:
Added 25th May 2012, ID #509987

You're either probably too far away or you need to talk to Bonooru to activate the scarecrow back at Lake Hylia

Guest answered:
Added 9th Jul 2012, ID #521786

In one of the outside rooms with the well...
There is a ledge with a chest which you can hookshot to however there is ANOTHER ledge and a door above that ledge that you cannot hookshot to and the fairy keeps turning green and lighting on it above you as if you have to have the scarecrow to get up there but no matter where you stand you can play that scarecrow song till you turn blue and that scarecrow does not show up in that location (despite the fact that you made up a song for him as a child, remembered it and replayed it for them as an adult and they said they'd come)

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Guest said: 1st Sep 2012 | REPORT
That's where I'm stuck too!A[video][/video]
Guest said: 23rd Aug 2014 | REPORT
me too

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