For other uses, see Pop Goes the Diesel (disambiguation).

Pop Goes the Diesel is a song featured in the second series episode of the same name and the second series episode, Dirty Work. It is heard when the trucks laugh and sing about Diesel and his embarrassment of failing to pull away some old trucks.

Lyrics

The Railway Series version

Trucks are waiting in the Yard;
Tackling them with ease'll
"Show the world what I can do",
Gaily boasts the Diesel.
In and out he creeps about,
Like a big black weasel.
When he pulls the wrong ones out –
Pop goes the Diesel!

Television Series version

Trucks/Cars are waiting in the Yard;
Tackling them with ease'll
"Show the world what I can do",
Gaily boasts the Diesel.
In and out he creeps about,
Like a big black weasel.
When he pulls the wrong trucks/cars out –
Pop goes the Diesel!

Trivia

  • This song is sung to the tune of "Pop Goes the Weasel". A later song, "Pop Goes Old Ollie", uses the same tune.
  • The trucks' voices are Junior Campbell and Mike O'Donnell's in high pitch.
    • This makes the Troublesome Trucks the first characters to have their voices provided by someone other than the show's narrator.
  • In the Korean and Hungarian versions, the song is played in English without the narrators translating or singing.

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