Chances are if you try to find “Faerie’s Air and Death Waltz” and listen to it, you’ll find this.

This is WRONG. People say the above is simply a remix of the original.

Starting at 3:50 (I can’t embed it)

Do they sound ANYTHING alike? The above video is actually John Stump’s infamous “Faerie’s Air and Death Waltz” and the first is a song for a hidden boss battle in a Japanese game called the Touhou Project. It is called “U.N. Owen Was Here” Both are deemed quite impossible to play, but one is LITERALLY impossible.

Here is the sheet music for John Stump’s “Faerie’s Air and Death Waltz.” Looks complicated? Well look closer and it gets even more complicated! “Release the penguins” “duck” “Remove cattle from stage” “Moon walk” “Continue swimming motion” This piece wasn’t MEANT to be played. A joke. A parody. The impossible directions should give it away!

So how did two completely unrelated songs get tied together? Well, someone decided to re-upload a piano cover of “U.N. Owen Was Her” and name is “John Stump’s Faerie’s Air and Death Waltz” for whatever reason. Maybe they somehow go it confused or something, but case in point, this lead to the mislabel.

I just love the thought of someone wanting to play “U.N. Owen Was Here” and looking up the “Death Waltz” sheet. What the heck is this? Insert peanuts? Am I playing this wrong?


Such a common mistake! It’s hard to imagine such a misconception is getting thrown around from a small mistake. The “Death Waltz” however is a bit of inspiration. I’ve never heard of this infamous piece… a song not meant to be played. My idea is a bit raw, but this thing is pretty interesting.