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Mole Hole (theme)

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Mole Hole
Sample of "Mole Hole" from Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Debut appearance Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010)
Last appearance Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (2019)
Composer(s) Tomoya Tomita[1]
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"Mole Hole", named "Theme from Mole Hole" in the British English version, is a theme from Kirby's Epic Yarn and its remake that plays in the stage with the same name and the Digger section of Sweets Park. It was composed by Tomoya Tomita.[1]


Digger Kirby grooving in a mole hole.

"Mole Hole" is a lax and jazzy theme in C major nonatonic blues scale and 4/4. The piano intro establishes the key through the primary functions in a cadence while also presenting the syncopated nature of the rhythm, as the first beat is periodically omitted. After the second repetition with an added octave, quiet supporting percussion joins in. The piano then plays the melody, featuring two syncopated descending parallel thirds with grace notes and a following segment circling back to tonic. In a square structure, it plays three times and ends in a conclusive passage of rising fourths and thirds. This first section repeats with the accompaniment an octave below and added octaves in the fourth phrase. The second section features a new intervallic phrase, opening with a diminished fifth and gradually resolving to F major, the subdominant key. This is followed by more thirds with grace notes, and then unison leading into ornamented octave leaps, setting up the double dominant chord segment. A tonally stable high-pitched transitional section based on the rhythm of the second section's phrase takes place, replacing the intro for the loop, which occurs from the first section.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese びっくりやさい
Bikkuri yasai
Surprising vegetables
Canadian French Tanière de taupes Mole's den
European French Galerie de taupe Mole's tunnel
German Maulwurfbau Mole hole
Italian Antro della talpa Mole's Den
Korean 깜짝 채소
kkamjjag chaeso
Surprising vegetables
Latin American Spanish Guarida de topo Mole's den
European Spanish Madriguera del Topo Mole's Burrow