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Toby is a song from the fourth series dedicated to Toby and Henrietta and how they came to Sodor. It is based on Toby's theme. In the US, it was first introduced in the Mr Conductor's Thomas Tales episode, Wildlife in 1996.

Lyrics

North of the Island, there lives a dear old train,
A little tram engine, Toby is his name.
He's quaint and old fashioned, but careful and wise.
His coach is Henrietta and she’s seen better days.
His mind keeps returning to the good old days
When they were busy working everyday.
But nobody rides with them nowadays.
They can't understand why things have changed.
Their line is closing down today, forever.
Toby, oh Toby,
What will become of you?
The world's much nicer whenever we see you.
Toby, dear Toby,
There's still lots that you can do
Oldies but Goldies, we still care about you.
All of the children came to say goodbye
They clapped and cheered as Toby rang his bell, "Bye bye."
Everyone was sad to see them go
Whatever will they do, and where will they go?
Suddenly news came to brighten up their day
How Toby and Henrietta were needed right away
The Fat Controller had written to say
Could they please come and help right away.
Now they're part of his family, forever.
Toby, oh Toby,
Show them what you can do
The world's much nicer whenever we see you.
Toby, dear Toby,
There's so much to learn from you.
Oldies but Goldies, we still care about you.
Oldies but Goldies, we still care for you.

Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales

North of the Island, there lives a dear old train,
A little tram engine, Toby is his name.
He's quaint and old fashioned, but careful and wise.
His coach is Henrietta and she’s seen better days.
His mind keeps returning to the good old days
When they were busy working everyday.
But nobody rides with them nowadays.
They can't understand why things have changed.
Their line is closing down today, forever.
Suddenly news came to brighten up their day
How Toby and Henrietta were needed right away
The Fat Controller had written to say
Could they please come and help right away.
Now they're part of his family, forever.
Toby, oh Toby,
Show them what you can do
The world's much nicer whenever we see you.
Toby, dear Toby,
There's so much to learn from you.
Oldies but Goldies, we still care about you.
Oldies but Goldies, we still care for you.


Characters

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Footage Used

Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • Toby and the Stout Gentleman:
    • A deleted scene of Toby puffing past the Windmill while pulling Henrietta and some trucks.
    • A deleted scene of Toby pulling Henrietta past the Cliff Side Track.
    • A deleted scene of Toby past Lower Arlesburgh while pulling Henrietta and some trucks.
    • A deleted scene of Toby pulling Henrietta past the opposite side of Lower Arlesburgh.
    • A close-up of an upset looking Toby in his shed.
    • A Extended shot of Toby at the farewell party shows him coming up to a set of points before reversing back to Henrietta at the station.
  • Thomas' Christmas Party - An edited scene of Thomas and Toby arriving back at the sheds, with a shooting star flying across the sky.
    • Daisy - An extended ending of Percy, Toby and Daisy arriving at the Engine Sheds.
  • Donald's Duck - An altered shot of Toby pulling his trucks at the quarry.
  • Mavis - An extended ending of Toby coming back down to the crossing.
  • Toby's Tightrope:
    • An extended faded ending of Toby pulling trucks out of the sidings.
    • A deleted scene of Toby arriving at Tidmouth Hault to greet Mavis.
  • Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure:
    • An extended shot of Toby rolling by the villagers.
    • An extended beginning of Toby arriving to meet Thomas.
    • A deleted shot of the engines at Tidmouth Sheds shows a deleted shot of Gordon next to Duck, both smiling.
    • A deleted shot at the sheds shows a semi-distant shot of Duck, Thomas, the Christmas tree, Percy, and Edward.
  • Bull's Eyes:
    • An extended beginning of Toby coming into Elsbridge station.
    • A deleted shot shows Toby puffing along some track past some trees and houses before arriving to talk to Daisy at her shed.

Trivia

  • This is one of the first instances where Sir Topham Hatt is referred to as the Fat Controller in the US. He was also referred to as such in Thomas' Anthem, the fourth series version of Really Useful Engine, and the fifth series song, Sir Topham Hatt.
  • The Norwegian version has a slightly different musical arrangement and a "The End" card.
  • A reference of this song was going to be in the episode, Heart of Gold, according to Michael White.
  • The credits for Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales credits the song as Toby's Song.

Goofs

  • During the line "Suddenly news came" the lyrics fade out too early.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese トビーのうた
Latin American Spanish Toby
Norwegian Toby

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