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Ode to Gordon, also known as Gordon, is a song from the eighth season dedicated to Gordon. A second music video was later made using CGI footage as part of Thomas' YouTube World Tour on 11 November 2015.

Lyrics

Season 8 version

Short version

(chorus)
We'll sing a song for Gordon,
He's big, he's fast, he's proud
His paint is blue, so strong and true,
And his whistle's really loud!
The fastest train on Sodor,
You can't forget his name
So when we've sung for Gordon, well,
Let's sing it once again
Through wind and rain he thunders on
On him we can rely
Reliable and useful too
And that's the reason why
(chorus)

Long version

(chorus)
We'll sing a song for Gordon,
He's big, he's fast, he's proud
His paint is blue, so strong and true,
And his whistle's really loud!
The fastest train on Sodor,
You can't forget his name
So when we've sung for Gordon, well,
Let's sing it once again
Through wind and rain he thunders on
On him we can rely
Reliable and useful too
And that's the reason why
(chorus)
The journeys never tire him out
He'll work all day and night
And everyone admires him
His boiler gleaming bright
(chorus x2)

YouTube World Tour version

(chorus)
We'll sing a song for Gordon,
He's big, he's fast, he's proud
His paint is blue, so strong and true,
And his whistle's really loud!
The fastest train on Sodor,
You can't forget his name
So when we've sung for Gordon, well,
Let's sing it once again
Through wind and rain he thunders on
On him we can rely
Reliable and useful too
And that's the reason why
(chorus)
The journeys never tire him out
He'll work all day and night
And everyone admires him
His boiler gleaming bright
(chorus)

Characters

Season 8 version

YouTube World Tour version

Episodes

Season 8 version

YouTube World Tour version

Trivia

  • Ode to Gordon is the first character song to have a CGI version.
  • A full lyric-less version of the original video is on the UK official YouTube channel.
  • The full version was not released in the UK until it came out on the official UK YouTube channel on June 11th, 2015.
  • The third chorus was cut in the YouTube World Tour version.

Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • What's the Matter with Henry? - An extended scene of Gordon passing Henry.
  • James and the Queen of Sodor - An extended scene of Gordon after passing James.
  • Harold and the Flying Horse - An extended scene of Gordon and Henry passing Rolf's Castle while Harold flies overhead.
  • Gordon Takes Charge - Deleted close-ups of Gordon's whistle and wheels.
  • Edward the Great - An extended close-up of Gordon.
  • Squeak, Rattle and Roll:
    • A deleted scene of Gordon going down the hill with the express.
    • A few deleted scenes of Gordon passing a signalbox with the express.
  • Unknown:
    • A few scenes of Gordon pulling the express in the rain.
    • Gordon passing Wellsworth at night.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese すごいやつさゴードン Amazing Guy is Gordon

Home Video Releases

US

DVD Boxsets

HK

Gallery

Season 8 version

YouTube World Tour version

Music Video

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