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James the Really Splendid Engine is the first song from the sixth season dedicated to James. The tune is based on his theme.

Lyrics

He's a really splendid engine, everybody knows,
But he does go on and on and on, always telling us so!
He is a splendid fellow, but he really is quite vain.
Who do we mean? You got it! James!
Take a look who's coming down the track,
Make way for James, hooray for James.
Shiny shiny paint with the jet-black stack,
Make way for James, hooray for James.
What it is for certain and we really should note,
It's indisputable, but let's take a vote.
He's the really splendid engine with the bright red coat.
James, (ee-oh)
He can brag all day - how fast he goes,
How good he looks — he's such a pose.
But what about the time he got covered in mud,
Oh. what a dope. what a dud!
But up and down the line, you'll hear the others say,
"Despite his vanity, he really is OK.
Dependable, reliable, and seldom late,
We all think James is great!"
Speeding down the line like a lightning flash,
Make way for James, hooray for James.
Hang on to your hat as he whooshes past,
Make way for James, hooray for James.
He really knows how to stage a show,
You gotta stand back and watch him go.
He's the really splendid engine with the bright red coat.
Look who's swaning it down the track.
Make way for James, hooray for James.
He never looks up, he never looks back,
Make way for James, hooray for James.
A tad conceited, and really quite vain,
He knows we love him just the same.
Take a look who's coming down the track,
Make way for James, hooray for James.
Shiny shiny paint with the jet-black stack.
Make way for James, hooray for James.
He's the really splendid engine, shiny, shiny engine.
He's the really splendid engine, yep, that's our James.
That's James!

Characters

Episodes

Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • Time for Trouble - A deleted scene of James and Toby crossing a bridge.
  • No Joke for James -
  1. A deleted scene of James passing the Watermill.
  2. A deleted scene of James entering Knapford.
  • Trust Thomas - An alternate version of James stopping after shunting the trucks instead passing by the camera.
  • Buzz, Buzz -
  1. The scene of James going through Tidmouth Tunnel has been extended.
  2. A deleted scene of James passing a field at sundown.
  • Percy, James and the Fruitful Day - A deleted scene of James passing through Lower Suddery.
  • Make Someone Happy - The scene of James passing the beach has been extended.
  • A Bad Day for Harold The Helicopter - A scene of James pulling the express.
  • Unknown -
  1. A few shots of James' parts.
  2. A few shots of James' faces.
  3. A few shots of James' tender.
  4. James pulling the express.
  5. James pulling out of Knapford Station.
  6. James passing a signal box.
  7. James pulling the express passing Maron.
  8. James pulling Red Express Coaches passing Maithwaite.
  9. Sir Topham Hatt's hat blown away.
  10. James going up a hill passing Bertie.
  11. James pulling Cattle Trucks.

Trivia

  • Thomas and Percy's whistles are heard at the end of the song in Malaysian DVD, Sing-a-Long and the US DVD, The Greatest Stories.
  • Specially shot footage was filmed for this song.
  • This is the first music video not to feature Thomas, although his whistle is heard at the end in some versions. The second music video where he does not appear is I'm Full of Surprises.

Goofs

  • In a scene where it shows James, his face moves when his eyes move.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジェームス~すごいきかんしゃ~ James the Amazing Engine

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