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This article is about the seventh series song. You may be looking for the cancelled song from Thomas and the Magic Railroad.

The Whistle Song is the last song from the seventh series dedicated to the engine's whistles. It was later re-released with a new CGI music video as part of Thomas' YouTube World Tour on 19 August 2015.

Lyrics

Engines all have whistles, as everybody knows.
And as they leave the station, you'll hear the whistle blow.
Speeding down the hillside, the whistle's blown with pride,
Driver checks the signal, and whistles one more time.
Engines, blow your whistles; Toby, ring your bell,
Gordon and Henry, Thomas as well.
Engines, blow your whistles and let's all have some fun,
Engines, blow your whistles; Let's hear the whistle song
Every whistles different; No two will sound the same,
It helps to warn of danger if something's in your way.
Whistles are important, as every engine knows,
Clear the line ahead now, when the whistle blows!
Engines, blow your whistles; Toby, ring your bell,
James and Edward, Percy as well.
Engines, blow your whistles and let's all have some fun,
Engines, blow your whistles; Let's hear the whistle song
An engine lost its whistle and could not make a sound.
It really was a problem until one could be found.
'Cause an engine's not an engine if it hasn't got a whistle,
Hear the whistles blow!
Engines, blow your whistles; Toby, ring your bell,
Gordon and Henry, Thomas as well.
Engines, blow your whistles and let's all have some fun,
Engines, blow your whistles; Let's hear the whistle song
One long whistle means coming up fast,
Two in the fog, give two short blasts.
One, two, three, means clear up the line
Let's blow our whistles one more time!
Engines, blow your whistles; Toby, ring your bell,
James and Edward, Percy as well.
Engines blow your whistles, and let's all have some fun,
Engines blow your whistles, Let's hear the whistle song!

Characters

Series 7 version

YouTube World Tour version

Locations

Series 7 version

YouTube World Tour version

Footage Used

Series 7 version

YouTube World Tour version

Deleted, Edited, and Extended Scenes

  • Coal - A deleted close-up of Henry's whistle.
  • Woolly Bear - A deleted scene of Percy's whistle blowing, which was replaced by stock footage from Percy Runs Away in the actual episode itself.
  • Rusty to the Rescue - An extended scene of Rusty passing Henry and Gordon.
  • Bull's Eyes - A deleted scene of Toby passing the farm crossing.
  • Paint Pots and Queens - An extended scene of Henry, James, Percy and Duck at Knapford.
  • Fish:
    • A extended ending of Thomas stopping next to Duck.
    • An edited scene of Henry going past the beach.
  • A Better View for Gordon - A deleted scene of Gordon's whistle.
  • Bye George!:
    • A deleted scene of Gordon with his surprised face entering Crosby.
    • A deleted scene of Gordon's surprised face just before he shuts his eyes.
    • An extended scene of Gordon's view heading to the truck on the main line.
    • An extended beginning of Gordon hitting the truck.
    • A deleted shot of the signalman pulling the lever.
  • Middle Engine - An extended ending of Percy pulling the mail train at Knapford.
  • Faulty Whistles:
    • An extended shot of Peter Sam puffing through the countryside at sunset.
    • A deleted scene showing where Duncan's whistle landed.
    • An extended shot of Duncan stopping when he notices that his whistle is gone.
  • Emily's New Coaches - An extended beginning of Emily pushing Oliver.
  • Bill, Ben and Fergus:
    • A deleted scene of Fergus entering Tidmouth Tunnel.
    • A deleted scene of Fergus leaving Maithwaite passing Thomas, Annie and Clarabel.
  • What's the Matter with Henry? - A deleted scene of Henry leaving Wellsworth passing Emily.
  • Toby's Windmill - A deleted scene of Toby passing Castle Loch while pulling Henrietta.
  • Something Fishy - An extended scene of Percy and Arthur passing through Maithwaite.
  • Harold and the Flying Horse - A deleted scene of Henry passing Percy at Dryaw.
  • Gordon and Spencer:
    • A deleted scene of James passing Gordon in a siding.
    • A deleted shot of Spencer leaving Knapford.
    • A deleted scene of Spencer pulling two coaches on the Three Tier Bridge.
    • A deleted scene of Spencer passing Suddery Castle.
    • An alternate shot of Spencer passing Thomas at Wellsworth.
  • Three Cheers for Thomas - A deleted close-up of Thomas going through Dryaw.
  • Edited scenes:
    • Sleeping Beauty - James' whistle blows.
    • Stepney Gets Lost - Stepney's whistle blows when he leaves the quarry.
    • Scaredy Engines - Edward's whistle blows.
    • Bad Day at Castle Loch - Percy, Donald and Douglas' whistles blow.
  • Unknown:
    • A deleted close-up shot of Gordon's whistle towards the end of the music video.
    • A deleted close-up shot of Henry's whistle towards the end of the music video.
    • A deleted close-up shot of James' whistle towards the end of the music video.
    • A close-up shot of Duck's whistle.
    • A deleted scene of Arthur pulling the red express coaches past the castle.

Trivia

  • The Series 7 version of this music video features the most deleted scenes out of all music videos.
  • This song and "Salty" were not released officially on VHS and DVDs in both the UK and US, although the song was part of the Malaysian/Chinese/Singaporean DVD/VCD, "Sing-a-Long". The song was also featured on the Korean Thomas and Friends minisite by Anikids. On 11th December, 2014 the song was released on the official Thomas and Friends YouTube channel and "Salty", the 18th of December, 2014.
  • Some of the shots used special effects for the engines whistling.
  • Stock footage from It's Great to be an Engine is used.
  • This was the last song composed by Mike O'Donnell and Junior Campbell, and in addition, this is also the last song from the Gullane era overall.
  • In the YouTube World Tour version, the shot of Percy's whistle is mirrored and the bridge before the final chorus is removed.

Goofs

  • Throughout the song, engines had different whistle sounds.
    • In the original version:
      • Fergus has a different whistle sound. It was also used for Thomas, Stepney, James and Millie in the YouTube World Tour version.
      • Spencer has a different whistle sound. It was also used for Peter Sam and Henry at the end.
      • Arthur has a different whistle sound.
      • Skarloey has Peter Sam's original Series 4 whistle sound during the third chorus.
      • At the end of the original version, Henry has Oliver's whistle sound, Oliver has Emily's original whistle sound and Gordon has Edward's whistle sound.
      • Stepney has a different whistle sound. It was also used for Skarloey in the first chorus.
      • Thomas has Emily's original whistle sound, whereas in the YouTube World Tour, he has Oliver's current whistle sound.
      • Duncan has a different whistle sound, which was previously used for an old steam whistle seen at the Sodor Ironworks in the sixth series episode, Scaredy Engines.
    • In the YouTube World Tour version:
      • Duck has Oliver's whistle sound.

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Language Title
Japanese きてきのうた

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