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Thomas, You're the Leader, sometimes called the Roll Call Rap, is a hip-hop/pop-rock styled song that plays during the end credits of the 2008 film, The Great Discovery right after the Engine Roll Call.

The song is based on the Engine Roll Call, but with additional verses about the Skarloey Railway engines, the Pack, and other characters. A second altered music video was later made using footage from the thirteenth series, but in that version, Stanley, the Skarloey Railway engines, the Pack, and various other characters were cut out though, as they did not appear in the CGI series at the time.

Lyrics

The Great Discovery version

It's Thomas! (Thomas, Thomas!)
You're the leader! (Leader, leader!)
Yeah, yeah, come on, okay
They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight
Shunting trucks and hauling freight
Red and green and brown and blue
They're the useful crew, that's who
All with different roles to play
Round Tidmouth Sheds and far away
Now Stanley's joined this friendly pack
But who's this coming down the track?
Come on
Thomas, he's my number one
Shining in the morning sun
Working hard but having fun (Yeah, yeah)
Thomas, you're the leader (You're the leader)
Thomas, you're the leader
Yeah, uh
Thomas has so many friends
The list is long, it never ends
James and Percy huff and puff
And Emily, she knows her stuff
Henry, Edward, what a pair
Toby, like I say he's square
Gordon thunders down the line
Everyone's a friend of mine
That's right, come on
Thomas, he's my number one
Shining in the morning sun
Working hard but having fun (Yeah, yeah)
Thomas, you're the leader (The number one)
Thomas, you're the leader
Let's not forget the narrow gauge
Where small and strong is all the rage
Sir Handel, Rusty, Mighty Mac (Whoa)
Fearless Freddie at the back
Rheneas and then Peter Sam
Skarloey, Duncan, he's my man (Yo)
With Mr. Percival in charge
No work's too hard, no job's too large
Yeah, uh uh
Thomas, he's my number one (number one)
Shining in the morning sun
Working hard but having fun (Come on, come on)
Thomas, you're the leader (Yeah, yeah, you are the leader)
Thomas, you're the leader
(It's Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas)
Jeremy and Harold, Rocky, Harvey too (Uh, uh)
Salty, Mavis, Bertie, the Really Useful crew (Yeah, yeah, yeah come on)
It's not just engines full of steam
There's Jack and all his building team
Tipping stones and digging roads
Filling trucks and loading loads
Sir Topham Hatt, he keeps an eye
On every engine passing by
Everything is tickety boo
Coz out in front is you-know-who (Yeah, uh, uh, yeah, uh, come on, come on)
Thomas, he's my number one (Number one)
Shining in the morning sun
Working hard but having fun (T-T-Thomas)
Thomas, you're the leader (Yeah, yeah T-T-T-Thomas)
Thomas, you're the leader
Thomas, he's my number one (Number one)
Shining in the morning sun (You're the number one)
Working hard but having fun (You having fun)
Thomas, you're the leader (You're the leader, you're the leader)
Thomas, you're the leader
It's-it's-it's-it's Thomas
It's-it's-it's-it's Thomas
I-i-i-i-i-it's Thomas, T-T-Thomas the leader
It's-it's-it's-it's Thomas
It's-it's-it's-it's Thomas
I-i-i-i-i-it's Thomas, T-T-T-

Series 13 version

It's Thomas! (Thomas, Thomas!)
You're the leader! (Leader, leader!)
Yeah, yeah, come on, okay
They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight
Shunting trucks and hauling freight
Red and green and brown and blue
They're the useful crew, that's who
All with different roles to play
Round Tidmouth Sheds and far away
Come on
Thomas, he's my number one
Shining in the morning sun
Working hard but having fun (Yeah, yeah)
Thomas, you're the leader (You're the leader)
Thomas, you're the leader
Thomas has so many friends
The list is long, it never ends
James and Percy huff and puff
And Emily, she knows her stuff
Henry, Edward, what a pair
Toby, like I say he's square
Gordon thunders down the line
Everyone's a friend of mine
That's right, come on
Thomas, he's my number one
Shining in the morning sun
Working hard but having fun (Yeah, yeah)
Thomas, you're the leader (The number one)
Thomas, you're the leader
Sir Topham Hatt, he keeps an eye
On every engine passing by
Everything is tickety boo
Coz out in front is you-know-who (Yeah, uh, uh, yeah, uh, come on, come on)
Thomas, he's my number one (Number one)
Shining in the morning sun...

Thomas and the Hidden Treasure version

Cecil Steamwhistle:
I been visiting this island for many years
Keeping notes of engines, write them in here
On my travels here on Sodor there's one engine stole the show
That's the Billington E2 Class, that's Thomas as you know
Not only are you technically mechanically sound
His real personality is near or found.
As well as being useful in most everything you do, you still find an adventure,
But then that's typically you,
And I say Thomas, he's my number one
Shining in the morning sun,
Working hard but having fun,
Thomas, you're the leader,
Thomas, you're the leader.
Now usually when I see, an engine like you,
With your coupling rod and your smoke box and your cylinder and-...
Dowager Hatt:
Calm down Cecil!
Cecil Steamwhistle:
Did you know that their excitement is really quite delightful,
All:
I never thought...
Why ever it's mouth full,
You know that Thomas, he's my number one
Shining in the morning sun,
Working hard but having fun,
Thomas, you're the leader,
Thomas, you're the leader.
(Repeat) Thomas, he's my number one
Shining in the morning sun,
Working hard but having fun,
Thomas, you're the leader,
Thomas, you're the leader.

Characters

Locations

Footage Used

Trivia

  • The Norwegian version is sung a lot faster than the English version and has more lyrics.
  • This song (mainly just the chorus and Engine Roll Call parts only once) is sometimes covered/danced to on Channel Five's Milkshake! in the UK by the segment hosts where it is usually referred to as "The Railway Rap."
  • The song is renamed "The Roll Call Rap" on Songs from Sodor.
  • A version with lyrics is on the US release of The Great Discovery.
  • Both a credit-less and lyric-less version of the original song is on the Songs from Sodor DVD. A lyric-less version of the Series 13 CGI version is on the US release of The Thomas Way as well.
  • This is the last music video to have deleted scenes as well as being edited by Kate Buckland. On top of that, this is the last music video filmed in full live-action.
  • The song's official genre's include pop-rap, pop rock, power pop, rhythm and blues, and hip-hop.
  • In the CGI version of the song, it starts about 1-2 seconds faster than the original.
  • The Latin American and Brazilian CGI versions of the song are completely different from its movie counterpart, since the Spanish dub of the show was dubbed in Argentina for the first twelve series and then switched to Mexico from the thirteenth series onwards, and the Brazilian dub of the show was dubbed in Rio de Janeiro for the eighth to twelfth series, and then switched again to São Paulo from the thirteenth series onwards. The lyrics of the Engine Roll Call were modified, and therefore, this song had to be modified too.
  • This song was never dubbed in Korean, but the Great Discovery version of the Engine Roll Call was dubbed, it was only seen in theatrical releases.
  • This song was never dubbed in Romanian, Czech, Albanian, Russian, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Mandarin, Taiwanese Mandarin and Cantonese.
    • The song is left in the original English version in the Albanian, Cantonese, Czech, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Mandarin, Taiwanese Mandarin and Russian dubs.
    • In the Romanian version of The Great Discovery, it plays the instrumental version.
  • There is an instrumental of the CGI verison on the Chinese DVD, Sing-a-Long 4.

Goofs

  • In the Dutch and Swedish versions of the song, Stanley's name is not said.
  • In the Italian version of the song, none of the characters' names apart from Thomas are said unlike in other languages (except for Stanley in the Dutch and Swedish dubs).
  • In the Hungarian dub, Edward and Henry's names are swapped.
  • In the Brazilian Portuguese dub of the thirteenth series version, the verses "Red and green and brown and blue" and "Shunting trucks and hauling freight" are swapped, matching the error in the Engine Roll Call.

Deleted and Extended and Edited Scenes

  • Don't be Silly Billy - Edited scene of Mavis' still wearing her sad face mask as her mouth was edited to look happy.
  • Sir Handel in Charge - An alternate scene of Sir Handel and Rheneas.
  • Wash Behind your Buffers - A deleted scene of Harold flying above Madge.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Thomas, Nosso Líder! (The Great Discovery)
Thomas, É o Líder! (Series 13)
Danish Thomas, du den bedste!
Dutch Thomas is de leider
Finnish Tuomas, Ystävämme!
French Thomas, c'est le meilleur!
German Thomas, ist der Größte
Hungarian Thomas, ő a főnök!
Italian Thomas, il trenino
Japanese トーマスラップ
Korean 크레딧 송
Latin American Spanish ¡Es el Líder! (The Great Discovery/ARG)
¡Thomas, Eres Líder! (Series 13/MEX)
Norwegian Thomas, du er sjefen!
Polish Tomek, Najważniejszy!
Portuguese Thomas, es o Líder!
Swedish Thomas, du är chefen!

Home Video Releases

Worldwide

UK

DVD Boxsets

AUS

  • The Great Discovery
  • Songs from Sodor

DVD Boxsets

US

JPN

CHN

Albums

Music Videos


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