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Thomas, You're the Leader, sometimes called Roll Call Rap, is a song from The Great Discovery.

The song is based on Engine Roll Call, but with additional verses about the Skarloey Railway engines, the Pack and the remainder of the vehicles. A second altered music video was later made using footage from the thirteenth series. The Skarloey Railway engines, the Pack, Stanley 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),
You're the leader (leader).
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?

(chorus)

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.
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)

(chorus)

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.
With Mr. Percival in charge,
No work's too hard, no job's too large.

(chorus)

Jeremy and Harold, Rocky, Harvey too,
Salty, Mavis, Bertie, the Really Useful crew.
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.

(chorus x2)

Series 13 version

It's Thomas (Thomas),
You're the leader (leader).
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.

(chorus)

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.
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)

(chorus)

Sir Topham Hatt, he keeps an eye
On every engine passing by.
Everything is tickety boo,
'Coz out in front is you-know-who.

(chorus)

Characters

The Great Discovery version

Series 13 version

Footage Used

The Great Discovery version

Series 13 version

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.
  • Both a lyric-less and credit-less version of the original song was released on the official YouTube page on 19 March 2015. The instrumental can also be heard in Guess Who? Puzzles. A lyric-less version of the Series 13 version is in the US release of The Thomas Way. A lyric-less version of the original music video is available on the Songs from Sodor DVD.
  • An edited scene from "Don't be Silly, Billy" is shown with Mavis' face being compilled of two different face masks.
  • This is the last music video to have deleted scenes as well as being edited by Kate Buckland.
  • The song's official genre's include Pop-rap, Pop rock, Power pop, and R&B.
  • The Latin American CGI version of the song is completely different from its movie counterpart, since the show was dubbed in Argentina for the first 12 series and then switched to Mexico from Series 13-onwards. The Engine Roll Call was modified, and therefore, this song had to be modified too. 

Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • Sir Handel in Charge - An alternate scene of Sir Handel and Rheneas.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Danish Thomas, du den bedste!
Dutch Thomas is de leider
Finnish Tuomas!, Ystävämme!
French Thomas, vous êtes leader!
German Thomas, ist der Größte
Japanese トーマスラップ
Norwegian Thomas, du er sjefen
Polish Tomek, Najważniejszy!
Portuguese Thomas, você é o líder
Spanish Thomas es el líder (ORIGINAL) / ¡Thomas, eres líder! (CGI)

Home Video Releases

Worldwide

UK

DVD Boxsets

AUS

  • The Great Discovery
  • Songs from Sodor

DVD Boxsets

US

JPN

CHN

Music Videos

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