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Where, oh Where is Thomas? is a song from The Great Discovery. It is also the final song composed by Ed Welch, and the last original song in the Model Era, before the CGI switchover.


Lyrics

Where, oh where is Thomas?
Where has Thomas gone?
Perhaps he's playing hide and seek
Or something's really wrong.
Sir Topham Hatt has spoken
"Thomas must be found."
So everyone is searching
Every inch of Sodor ground.
The engines search the sidings
And every length of track.
They look for him
Round Tidmouth Sheds
The front, the side, the back.
The children get a day off school
To hunt for you-know-who.
And even Lady Hatt joins in
In case she finds a clue.
Where, oh where is Thomas?
Where has Thomas gone?
Perhaps he's playing hide and seek
Or something's really wrong.
Sir Topham Hatt has spoken
"Thomas must be found."
So everyone is searching
But look who's underground.
Thomas is having a whale of a time.
He's trapped inside a disused mine.
He's rocking and rolling
Down a flooded track.
He just can't say when he's coming back.
He just can't say when he's coming back.
Meanwhile up above him
Jeremy flies high.
Harold too is swooping low
Across the Sodor sky.
Everyone is searching.
Salty at the docks.
Bertie, Terence, everyone
Behind each ragged rock.
Where, oh where is Thomas?
Where has Thomas gone?
Perhaps he's playing hide and seek
Or something's really wrong.
Sir Topham Hatt has spoken
"Thomas must be found."
So everyone is searching
Every inch of Sodor ground.
The engines search the sidings
And every length of track.
They look for him
Round Tidmouth Sheds
The front, the side, the back.
The children get a day off school
To hunt for you-know-who.
And even Lady Hatt joins in
In case she finds a clue.
Where, oh where is Thomas?
Where has Thomas gone?
Perhaps he's playing hide and seek
Or something's really wrong.
Sir Topham Hatt has spoken
"Thomas must be found."
So everyone is searching
Every inch of Sodor ground.
So everyone is searching
Every inch of Sodor ground.

Characters

Locations

Footage Used

Deleted and Edited Scenes

  • Thomas and the Storyteller - An edited scene of the children at school without the round border.
  • Hide and Peep - A deleted shot of Rocky without Percy.
  • Edward and the Mail - An extended shot of the camera zooming in to Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Percy and the Left Luggage - An extended shot of Percy leaving Tidmouth Sheds.
  • Sir Handel in Charge - A deleted scene of Sir Handel approaching Mighty Mac.
  • Wash Behind Your Buffers- A deleted scene of Harold flying over Madge.

Trivia

  • This song marked the last of a few things:
    • This is the last original song of the Model Era, before the CGI switchover in 2009.
    • This is the last song sung by a local British children's choir until Really Useful Engine which was recreated for The Adventure Begins.
    • This is the last special song that was dubbed in Korean until Working Together from Blue Mountain Mystery.
    • This is the last special song that was dubbed in Japanese until Monsters Everywhere from Tale of the Brave.
    • This is the last song that sung by children in the Finnish dub.
    • This is the last song that composed by Ed Welch.
    • This is the last song to have specifically shot footage until Party Train.
  • The extended 3-minute version is only available in the Thomas and Friends 2008 Sampler DVD.
  • This song was later sung in the stage show adaptation of Misty Island Rescue.
  • Among other things, the Sodor Daily newspaper reports that "Percy is in tears" and mentions something about "Trevor the Traction Engine." Another article reports on an Allicia Botti concert. The paper's articles are apparently written by "J.K. Lee."
  • This song utilizes some Proteus instruments, which were heavily used in the Classic Series by the previous composers, Mike O'Donnell and Junior Campbell.
  • This song was never dubbed in Czech, Russian, Indonesian, Chinese Mandarin, Taiwanese Mandarin and Cantonese.
  • In the Russian version of The Great Discovery, it plays the instrumental version.

Goofs

  • The date for the newspaper is Monday, March 24th, 1955. However, this date is incorrect, as March 24th, 1955 actually fell on a Thursday.
  • The official sing-along lyrics never included a comma at the end of the first "Where" or a question mark at the end for the line "Where oh where is Thomas," and also always put a comma at the end of "So everyone is searching," besides the second chorus where that comma is supposed to be included.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Onde Está o Thomas?
Danish Hvor åh hvor er Thomas?
Dutch Waar, Oh Waar Is Thomas?
Finnish Missä On Tuomas?
French Oh Oú Oh Est Thomas?
German Wo nur, wo ist Thomas?
Hungarian Hová Tűnt El Thomas?
Italian Dove, dov'è Thomas?
Japanese トーマスはどこ?
Korean 토마스는 어디에?
Latin American Spanish ¿Donde Está Thomas?
Norwegian Hvor, ja hvor er Thomas?
Polish Gdzie Się Podział Tomek?
Swedish Var, ja, var är Thomas?

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