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There Once Was an Engine Who Ran Away is a song from the seventh season dedicated to Fergus. It is based on his theme.

Lyrics

There once was an engine who ran away,
Just up and went,
And ran away, ran away.
Stacked up his tender, and headed down the line,
Toot toot, farewell, goodbye!
He overheard the wicked old Diesel say,
He was heading for the scrapyard any day.
He didn't wanna wait for the fateful day.
So the little old engine ran away.
He huffed and he puffed, his wheels started turning,
He chuffed and he chuffed, his little firebox burning,
He slipped his brake, let his whistle fly,
Toot toot, farewell, goodbye!
And the little old engine ran away,
Just up and went,
And ran away, ran away.
Didn't feel part of the railway,
So the little old engine ran away.

(instrumental)

And when the other engines heard he'd gone,
They felt so sad, 'cos they knew he had gone and gone.
No matter what Diesel had to say,
Sir Topham Hatt has the final say.
So he thought and he thought,
Where could he be, could he go?
Some searched high, the others searched low.
Where did he run, where did he go?
We gotta bring the little engine home.
So they all went out to look around,
Far and wide, and up and down
No matter where they searched, no one seemed to know
Oh where did the little old engine go?
Thomas finally tracked him down,
He was cold and blue, and all alone.
He told him he was needed back urgently.
"Who me, really?"
"Yes you, you silly engine!"
'Cos he's the pride of the railway!
So he huffed and he puffed,
His wheels started turning,
He chuffed and he chuffed his little firebox burning,
He slipped his brake and he was on his way,
Toot toot, hip hip, hooray!
Now the little old engine's heading home,
To toots and cheers, hear the whistles blow.
'Cos now he's the pride of the railway!
"Look everybody! Here comes Fergus!"
"Hooray!"
Yes the little old engine's coming home!

Characters

Episodes

Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • The Trouble with Mud - A deleted scene of Sir Topham Hatt thinking.
  • A Bad Day for Sir Handel - The scene of Lakeside at night has been extended.
  • Thomas and Stepney - Stepney chuffing past a signalbox with his special train.
  • Fish - A deleted scene of Henry pulling the Flying Kipper in an opposite direction.
  • Harvey to the Rescue:
    • An extended shot of Harvey talking to the engines at Tidmouth Sheds.
    • A deleted scene of Thomas and Harvey at Tidmouth Sheds in close-up.
    • A close-up of Henry at Tidmouth Sheds.
  • Fergus Breaks the Rules:
    • A coloured shot of Fergus and the workmen at the Cement Works.
    • Close-ups of Fergus' flywheel and firebox.
    • Fergus' driver pulling the lever.
    • An alternate wide-shot of Fergus leaving the Smelters.
    • A deleted scene of Fergus going under a pipe.
    • A deleted scene of Fergus puffing through the countryside at night.
    • A deleted scene of Thomas puffing past the castle.
    • An alternate scene of Thomas finding Fergus and chuffing towards him.
    • A deleted scene of Thomas and Fergus going under a pipe.
    • A deleted scene of Fergus working at the Smelters while passing 'Arry and Bert.
  • Rusty to the Rescue - An extended shot of Rusty and Stepney going over the bridge after escaping the scrapyard.

Trivia

  • This song currently has not been released on VHS/DVD in the UK, although the song was featured the US VHS/DVD, Percy Saves the Day and Roundhouse Rhythms the unreleased promotional US VHS, Sing-a-Long as part of the Malaysian/Chinese/Singaporean DVD/VCD, and in Japan. On February 12th, 2014, the song was released on the Official UK Thomas and Friends YouTube channel.
  • The song lyrics reference the storyline of Fergus Breaks the Rules.
  • The main singer of this song in the English version of this song is Junior Campbell as stated on a YouTube comment.
  • Stock footage from Boo! Boo! Choo-Choo is used during the instrumental break.

Goofs

  • Because stock footage is used, the engines are all smiling at the sheds when they're supposed to be worried.
  • The songs states that Fergus "stacked up his tender and headed down the line," but Fergus doesn't have a tender.
  • The lyrics say that everyone searched for Fergus, but in the episode, only Thomas was sent to find him.
  • The lyrics say that Diesel said that Fergus was to be scrapped, but in the episode, Diesel tells Fergus that he has to go work at the Smelters'.
  • In the deleted scene of Thomas pulling Fergus under the pipe, Fergus' front wheels aren't turning.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese にげたきかんしゃのうた Song of the Engine who Ran Away

Other Languages Lyrics

Japanese

あるときにげだしたのさ
きかんしゃ どんどんどんどん
きかんしのせていちもくさん
さよなら グッバイ
いじわるディーゼルじいさんに
スクラップになるって
いわれてしまい きかんしゃは
そう にげだすことにきめたのさ
じょうきをあげて しゃりんをまわせ
シュッシュッポッポ シュッシュッポッポ
まっかにもえて
ブレーキゆるめ きてきならせ
さよなら グッバイ
こうして にげだしたのさ
きかんしゃ どんどんどんどん
みんなのやくにたてなくて
きかんしゃは にげだしたのさ
このことをしって みんなは
かなしいきもちになったよ
ディーゼルがなんていおうと
トップハム・ハットきょうにまかせて
かんがえた どこにいったの
てわけして みんなでさがす
どこにいる どこにいる
いっしょにつれて かえらなきゃ
だから みんなでさがさなきゃ
ずーっと、いっしょに だけど
さがしてもみつからないよ
ああ どこにかくれてるのさ
トーマスがついにみつけた
ひとりぼっち ふるえてる
「なにをしてるんだ!はやくもどっておいで」
「え?ぼくのこと?ほんとう?」
だって たいせつななかま
じょうきをあげて しゃりんをまわせ
シュッシュッポッポ シュッシュッポッポ
まっかにもえて
ブレーキゆるめ さあかえろう
しゅっぱつだ ヤッホー
こうして としよりきかんしゃ
おうちに はしりだす
ウキウキ きてきをならすよ
「みんな~、かえってきたよ!なかよくしてね!」
だって たいせつななかまさ

Home Media Releases

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JPN

Malaysia/Singapore/China

TWN

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