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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

  • Percy Runs Away - An alternate angle of Percy's whistle blowing.
  • Coal - A deleted close-up of Henry's whistle.
  • Duck Takes Charge - An extended close-up of Gordon's whistle.
  • All at Sea - A deleted scene of Duck's whistle.
  • Rusty to the Rescue - The scene of Rusty passing Henry and Gordon has been extended.
  • Bull's Eyes - A deleted scene of Toby passing the farm crossing.
  • Paint Pots and Queens - The scene of Henry, James, Percy, and Duck at Knapford has been extended.
  • Bye George! - An extended scene of Gordon's surprised face just before it changes to his closed-eye face. Due to this, Gordon actually passes Duck's last truck before smashing it in the next scene.
  • Middle Engine - The scene of Percy pulling the mail train at Knapford has been extended.
  • 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 shot of Emily pushing Oliver.
  • Bill, Ben and Fergus:
    • A deleted scene of Fergus entering Tidmouth Tunnel.
    • An alternate shot of Fergus leaving Maithwaite while passing Thomas, Annie, and Clarabel.
  • What's the Matter with Henry? - A deleted scene of Henry looking happy leaving Wellsworth while passing Emily.
  • Toby's Windmill - A deleted scene of Toby passing Castle Loch while pulling Henrietta.
  • Something Fishy - The scene of Percy and Arthur passing through Maithwaite has been extended.
  • 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 while going over the Three Tier Bridge instead of one.
    • A deleted scene of Spencer passing Suddery Castle.
    • An alternate shot of Spencer passing Thomas at Wellsworth.
  • Three Cheers for Thomas:
    • The scene of Thomas and Bertie starting their race is extended.
    • A deleted close-up of Thomas going through Dryaw.
  • Edited scenes:
    • Bad Day at Castle Loch - Percy, Donald, and Douglas' whistles blow.
    • Sleeping Beauty - James' whistle blows.
    • Scaredy Engines - Edward's whistle blows.
    • Stepney Gets Lost - Stepney's whistle blows when he leaves the quarry.
  • 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 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 currently has not been released on VHS/DVD/Blu-ray in both the UK and US, although the song was part of the Malaysian/Chinese/Singaporean DVD/VCD, Sing-a-Long, and in Japan, the song was also featured on the Korean Thomas & Friends minisite by Anikids. On 11 December 2014, the song was released on the official Thomas & Friends YouTube channel.
  • Some of the shots used special effects for the engines whistling.
  • The scene of Spencer crossing the bridge is widescreen stretched into 4:3 format.
  • 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.
  • This song contains a few whistle sounds that do not belong to any engines in the show. Therefore, this marks it the only time they are heard.
  • In the YouTube World Tour version, the shot of Percy's whistle is mirrored and the bridge before the final chorus is removed.

Goofs

  • In one scene, Thomas has Emily's whistle sound.
  • Henry has Oliver's whistle sound at one point.
  • Gordon has Edward's whistle sound in one scene.
  • In the ending scene, Oliver's whistle emits steam before the sound is heard and he has Emily's whistle sound.
  • Skarloey has Rheneas' whistle sound.
  • In the YouTube World Tour version, Thomas has Oliver's whistle sound at one point.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese きてきのうた

Home Media Releases

JPN

Malaysia/Singapore/China

THA

Music Video

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