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Down by the Docks is a song from the sixth series dedicated to Brendam Docks. It was later edited and re-released with a new CGI music video as part of Thomas' YouTube World Tour on 11th March 2015.

It was later performed by Robert Hartshorne in the nineteenth series episode, No Help At All.

Lyrics

Down by the docks, that's the place to be,
Down by the docks, gateway to the sea,
Down by the dockside, we are the team,
Working together, just like family.
Down by the docks, you're never on your own,
Down by the docks, it's really home from home,
Down by the dockside, down by the dockside.
Down by the dockside, is where we want to be.
Salty!
Chief Diesel at the docks,
He's the tough guy. He's the one who sorts the trucks.
He's the one to see, in emergencies...
He's the one to see.
Tirelessly working, never complaining,
Part of the dockside team...
Cranky!
Looking down on everyone,
Always working. Lifting cargo by the ton.
And he's up so high, he can reach the sky...
Part of the dockside team.
Whatever the weather, you'll see him out there,
Part of the dockside team...
Down by the docks, that's the place to be,
Down by the docks, gateway to the sea,
Down by the dockside, we are the team,
Working together, just like family.
Down by the docks, you're never on your own,
Down by the docks, it's really home from home,
Down by the dockside, down by the dockside.
Down by the dockside, is where we want to be.
Sailors!
Who have crossed the seven seas,
Sailing homeward. Bringing all and sundry.
And the trade winds blow their ships back home...
Safely to the shore.
We are the workers, stoking the boilers
Of Sodor's industry...
Down by the docks, that's the place to be,
Down by the docks, gateway to the sea,
Down by the dockside, we are the team,
Working together, just like family.
Down by the docks, you're never on your own,
Down by the docks, it's really home from home,
Down by the dockside, down by the dockside.
Down by the dockside, is where we want to be.
Down by the dockside, down by the dockside
Down by the dockside, is where we want to be!

Characters

Series 6 version

YouTube World Tour version

No Help At All version

  • Porter
  • Timothy
  • Cranky
  • Big Mickey
  • The Dock Manager

Locations

Series 6 version

YouTube World Tour version

  • Brendam Docks
  • Sodor Shipping Company

No Help At All version

  • Brendam Docks
  • Sodor Shipping Company

Footage Used

Series 6 version

YouTube World Tour version

Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • Percy Takes the Plunge - An alternative focused shot of Henry passing the harbour.
  • Woolly Bear - An alternative version of the crate of treacle falling.
  • Thomas, Percy and the Post Train - An extended scene of Thomas passing a seaside village.
  • Tender Engines - An extended scene of Gordon entering Knapford Harbour.
  • All at Sea - An extended scene of Duck pulling trucks at Brendam.
  • Oliver Owns Up - An extended scene of the camera focusing on the rear end of Thomas pulling trucks before stopping at Oliver.
  • Percy, James and the Fruitful Day - An extended scene of cargo being unloaded at the harbour.
  • Henry and the Elephant - An extended scene of Henry passing Gordon with some circus trucks at the harbour.
  • Cranky Bugs:
    • An extended scene of Cranky starting to move when he's with Thomas and Percy.
    • When Cranky lands on the ground, he bounces.
    • A scene of the ship without the round borders.
    • An extended close-up of Cranky in the rain.
  • Something in the Air:
    • A deleted scene of the crate of fish hovering over Thomas.
    • A deleted scene of Thomas' eyes looking from left to right after the fish are dropped on him.
    • An extended scene of Thomas and Henry leaving Brendam.
    • An extended scene of Henry passing the Norramby Fishing Village.
  • Make Someone Happy - An extended scene of Percy and Oliver passing through Brendam.
  • Salty's Secret:
    • An extended scene of Salty passing Percy.
    • An extended scene of Salty passing trucks.
    • An extended scene of Salty pulling trucks.
  • No Sleep for Cranky:
    • An extended scene of Henry and Gordon at Brendam.
  • Twin Trouble - A deleted scene of Donald passing the beach.

Trivia

  • The scene of Thomas, Percy and the Post Train was used twice and was mirrored at the end.
  • The audio CD version of this song is low-pitched.
  • In the YouTube World Tour version, the lines "We are the workers/stoking the boilers/of Sodor's industry" are omitted.
  • This was the first Thomas and Friends song to be sung in an episode.
  • In the Japanese version, Salty sings along.
  • The 2002 recording plays at B flat whereas the 2016 recording plays at C.
  • A small recreation of the "Dangerous Rescue Theme" from TUGS can be heard at the start of the song.

Goofs

  • In the scenes of the dancing men, the man in the blue-striped shirt and the man in the green jacket briefly switch places every time they spin.
  • During the scene before the crate of fish falls on Thomas, the crate can be seen hovering over Thomas without any cables on it.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese みなとにいこう

Home Media Releases

CDs

Music Videos

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