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Sir Topham Hatt is a song from the fifth series dedicated to Sir Topham Hatt. The tune is based on his theme.

Lyrics

Season 5 Version

His name is Sir Topham Hatt some people say he's - Stout!!
Rather rotund, really quite round but he doesn't see it like that
He considers he's a gentleman of merit, with a railway exquisitely fine.
But his main aim is to see that his trains run right on time!
Sir Top - Sir Topham Hatt he's the head of the railway
There is no doubt about that controller of the line
It's as plain as plain can be for everyone to see that it's the Fat Controller's Railway!
One day he was having breakfast, when Thomas decided to call
He arrived unexpected and quite uninvited
Straight through the dining room wall!
"My goodness!" said the Controller! "why didn't you knock on the door?”
”This won't do at all, just look at my wall and my breakfast's on the floor"
Sir Top - Sir Topham Hatt he's the head of the railway
There is no doubt about that controller of the line
It's as plain as plain can be for everyone to see that it's the Fat Controller's Railway!
He's so proud of his engines each and everyone
And though he's strict and meticulous favourites he has none
If ever there is trouble, you know who will be there
"If there's ever a crash, a smash or a muddle, he's there on the double, no trouble!"
'Cause it's The Fat Controller's Railway!
When Henry stayed in the tunnel, everyone tried to push.
But Sir Topham Hatt would have none of that,
"My doctor has forbidden me to push!"
And one day the wind blew his hat off!
A goat in the field saw his chance...
He just picked up the hat, said "Thank you for that!" And ate it up for lunch!
Sir Top - Sir Topham Hatt he's the head of the railway
There is no doubt about that controller of the line
It's as plain as plain can be for everyone to see that it's the Fat Controller's Railway!
Sir Top - Sir Topham Hatt he's the head of the railway
There is no doubt about that controller of the line
It's as plain as plain can be for everyone to see that it's the Fat Controller's Railway!
The Fat Controller's Railway!
Sir Top-ham Hatt!

Thomas Saves the Day Live! Version

Sir Top - Sir Topham Hatt he's the head of the railway
There is no doubt about that controller of the line
It's as plain as plain can be for everyone to see that he's Controller of the Railway!
I'm so proud of his engines each and everyone
And though my strict and meticulous favourites I’ve had none
If ever there is trouble, you know who will be there
"If there's ever a crash, a smash or a muddle, he's there on the double, no trouble!"
'Cause he's Controller of the Railway!
My Grandfather's Railway!
Sir Top-ham Hatt!

Characters

Locations

Footage Used

Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • No Joke for James - An extended scene of James arrived at Elsbridge with the Red Express Coaches while Sir Topham Hatt was waiting him at the station.
  • Paint Pots and Queens - A deleted scene of Gordon leaving Knapford while pulling the Royal Train.
  • Horrid Lorry - An extended scene of the engines working at Brendam Docks.
  • Lady Hatt's Birthday Party - A deleted scene of Sir Topham Hatt in his office.
  • Baa!:
    • A deleted close up of Sir Topham Hatt standing on Duck.
    • The background of the ram eating Sir Topham Hatt's hat is edited to a grassy field, likely to resemble the one in Edward, Gordon and Henry.
  • Oliver's Find - A deleted shot of Sir Topham Hatt inspecting the house.
  • A Better View for Gordon - An extended shot of Sir Topham Hatt and Gordon's driver and fireman on the lift going to talk to Gordon.

Trivia

  • This is the only song in the Classic Series where the title card was not shown in the opening theme and to not have a version without lyrics.

Goofs

  • The shot of Percy backing into Knapford in Duck Takes Charge at the start is reversed. Due to this, steam is seen going back into his funnel.
  • This song claims Thomas crashed into the Fat Controller's house, but in the episode, "Thomas Comes to Breakfast," it was actually the Ffarquhar stationmaster's house.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese トップハム・ハットきょうのうた
Spanish La Canción de Sir Topham Hatt

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