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For other uses, see Sir Topham Hatt (disambiguation).

Sir Topham Hatt is a song from the fifth series dedicated to Sir Topham Hatt. The tune is based on his theme tune. A thirty second version of this song was in an airing of Storytime with Thomas.

Lyrics

Series 5 version

His name is Sir Topham Hatt, some people say he's... (grunt) 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 my engines, each and every one!
And though I'm 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 arriving at Elsbridge with the Red Express Coaches where the Fat Controller was waiting for him.
  • Paint Pots and Queens - A deleted scene of Gordon leaving Knapford while pulling the Royal Train.
  • A Better View for Gordon - An extended shot of the Fat Controller and Gordon's driver and fireman elevating up on the lift to talk to Gordon.
  • Lady Hatt's Birthday Party:
    • A deleted scene of the Fat Controller in his office.
    • An extended scene of the Fat Controller's car passing James.
  • Baa!:
    • A deleted close-up of the Fat Controller standing on Duck.
    • The background of the ram eating the Fat Controller's hat has ben changed to grassy field to resemble the one in Edward, Gordon and Henry.
  • Double Teething Troubles - An extended ending of Boco coming up to Bill, Ben and the Fat Controller.
  • Oliver's Find - Two deleted shots of the Fat Controller inspecting the house.

Trivia

  • This is the only song in the fifth series to not have the title card appear in the opening theme and to not have a version without lyrics.
  • The Thomas Saves the Day version removes all references to the name "Fat Controller".
  • This is the last song where the Fat Controller is referred to as such in the US.
  • An instrumental snippet of this song is heard in Goodbye Fat Controller.
  • The second verse says that Thomas crashed into the Fat Controller's house, but in the episode Thomas Comes to Breakfast, it was actually the Ffarquhar stationmaster's house. This is not a mistake because it was just to fit the song.

Goofs

  • The shot of Percy backing into Knapford in Duck Takes Charge at the beginning is reversed. Due to this, steam is seen going back into his funnel.

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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