Yamato Transport whose symbol is black cat published videos that revived ‘NEKO FUNJATTA’ (I Stepped on the Cat)
PR Newswire, TOKYO, December 27, 2016
Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, President: Yuuto Nagao, hereinafter referred to as Yamato Transport) has established a special site to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Takkyubin.
In order to embody our challenge ‘ever-changing for what does not change’ Yamato Transport whose symbol is black cat published videos that revived ‘NEKO FUNJATTA’ (I Stepped on the Cat, in English, also known as Der Flohwalzer* and so on all over the world) in 2 contemporary styles.
The first bullet is “NEKO FUNJATTA | Dancing Black Cats” (https://youtu.be/3pKESMsMQBw) is revived in funky dance music. It is shot in places related to cats like Harajuku Cat Street or Fish Market.
And the second bullet “Black Cat Ballad” (https://youtu.be/IqCpa5qyWn8) is revived in a dramatic piano ballad of a level to evoke even emotion. A professional pianist Miro who is popular especially on on the Internet and getting attention of millions, is playing piano in the cat suit.
*About Der Flohwalzer : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Flohwalzer
It is known all over the world. it is known in Japan as Neko Funjatta (ねこふんじゃった, I Stepped on the Cat), in Spain as La Chocolatera, in the Netherlands as Vlooienmars (Flea March), in Belgium as Valse de Puce (Flea Waltz), in Russia as Sobachiy Val’s (Собачий Вальс, Dog Waltz), in Poland as Kotlety (Cutlet), in Bulgaria as Koteshki Marsh (Cat March), in Hungary as Szamárinduló (Donkey March), and in Majorca as Polca de los Tontos (Fools' Polka). In Mexico it is called Los Changuitos (The Little Monkeys), in Finland Kissanpolkka (Cat's Polka), in the Czech Republic “Prasečí valčík” (Pig Waltz), in Sweden Kalle Johansson and in Slovakia "Somársky pochod" (Donkey March). In China it is called “跳蚤圆舞曲” (Flea Waltz).
■“NEKO FUNJATTA | Dancing Black Cats” lyrics
Yo yo yo, you know in many foreign countries,
the song “I stepped on a cat” isn't a song about cats at all.
Instead it can be the Dog waltz, the Tick March,
the donkey, the duck or the monkey. There’re so many variations.
But everyone across the world loves the melody so this time we decided to change it into a party tube. Meow~
Alright, everybody let’s say it together now! Meow!
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