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Thomas, You're the Leader! is a song from The Great Discovery.

The song is based on Engine Roll Call, but with additional verses about the Skarloey Railway engines, the Backdrop and the remainder of the vehicles. A second altered music video was later made using footage from the thirteenth series. The Skarloey Railway engines, the Pack, Stanley and various other characters were cut out though, as they did not appear in the CGI Series at the time.

It was then reissued for Series 23. The lyrics were pretty much the same except with different footage and the verses "now Stanley's joined this friendly pack" and "but who's this coming down the track?" were dropped.

Lyrics

The Great Discovery version

It's Thomas (Thomas)
You're the leader (leader)

They're two, they're four, they're six, 
Shunting trucks and hauling freight
Red and green and brown and blue
They're the useful crew, that's who
All with different roles to play
Round Tidmouth Sheds and far away
Now Stanley's joined this friendly pack
But who's this coming down the track

Thomas, he's my number one
Shining in the morning sun
Working hard but having fun
Thomas, you're the leader
Thomas, you're the leader

Thomas has so many friends
The list is long, it never ends
James and Percy, huff and puff
And Emily, she knows her stuff
Henry, Edward, what a pair
Toby, like I say, he's square
Gordon thunders down the line
Everyone's a friend of mine

(That's right)

Thomas, he's my number one
Shining in the morning sun
Working hard but having fun
Thomas, you're the leader
Thomas, you're the leader

Let's not forget the Narrow Gauge
Where small and strong is all the rage
Sir Handel, Rusty, Mighty Mac (whoa)
Fearless Freddie at the back
Rheneas, and then Peter Sam
Skarloey, Duncan, he's my man
With Mr. Percival in charge
No work's too hard, no job's too large

Thomas, he's my number one
Shining in the morning sun
Working hard but having fun
Thomas, you're the leader
Thomas, you're the leader

Jeremy and Harold
Rocky, Harvey too
Salty, Mavis, Bertie
The Really Useful crew

There's not just engines full of steam
There's Jack and all his building team
Tipping stones and digging roads
Filling trucks and loading loads
Sir Topham Hatt, he keeps an eye
On every engine passing by
Everything is tickety boo
Cause out in front is you-know-who

Thomas, he's my number one
Shining in the morning sun
Working hard but having fun
Thomas, you're the leader
Thomas, you're the leader

Thomas, he's my number one
Shining in the morning sun
Working hard but having fun
Thomas, you're the leader
Thomas, you're the leader

Series 13 version

It's Thomas (Thomas)
You're the leader (leader)

They're two, they're four, they're six, 
Shunting trucks and hauling freight
Red and green and brown and blue
They're the useful crew, that's who
All with different roles to play
Round Tidmouth Sheds and far away

Thomas, he's my number one
Shining in the morning sun
Working hard but having fun
Thomas, you're the leader
Thomas, you're the leader

Thomas has so many friends
The list is long, it never ends
James and Percy, huff and puff
And Emily, she knows her stuff
Henry, Edward, what a pair
Toby, like I say, he's square
Gordon thunders down the line
Everyone's a friend of mine

(That's right)

Thomas, he's my number one
Shining in the morning sun
Working hard but having fun
Thomas, you're the leader
Thomas, you're the leader

Sir Topham Hatt, he keeps an eye
On every engine passing by
Everything is tickety boo
Cause out in front is you-know-who

Thomas, he's my number one
Shining in the morning sun
Working hard but having fun...

Characters

The Great Discovery version

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Harvey
  • Emily
  • Rosie
  • Whiff
  • Molly
  • Stanley
  • Mavis
  • Salty
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Freddie
  • Mighty Mac
  • Rusty
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Rocky
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • Trevor
  • Butch
  • Jeremy
  • Madge
  • Elizabeth
  • Jack
  • Alfie
  • Oliver
  • Max and Monty
  • Kelly
  • Ned
  • Buster
  • Harold
  • Cranky
  • Big Mickey
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • Mr. Percival
  • Jem Cole
  • The Refreshment Lady
  • Cyril the Fogman
  • Sodor Brass Band
  • The Mayor of Sodor
  • The Storyteller
  • Kuffy the Clown

Series 13 version

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Emily
  • Charlie
  • Diesel
  • Victor
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Cranky
  • Big Mickey
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Sir Lowham Hatt
  • Farmer Trotter
  • Mr. Bubbles

Series 23 version

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Emily
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Oliver
  • Rosie
  • Philip
  • Ashima
  • Nia
  • Rebecca
  • Hayley
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Freddie
  • Mighty Mac
  • Rusty
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Rocky
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • Trevor
  • Butch
  • Jeremy
  • Madge
  • Elizabeth
  • Jack
  • Alfie
  • Oliver
  • Max and Monty
  • Harold
  • Cranky
  • Carly
  • Big Mickey
  • Dory
  • Marlin
  • Nemo
  • Pingu
  • Tinky Winky
  • Dipsy
  • Laa-Laa
  • Po
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Mr. Percival
  • Julia (MerseyGirls)
  • Alice (MerseyGirls)
  • Becky (MerseyGirls)
  • Annie (MerseyGirls)
  • Emily (MerseyGirls)
  • Fey (MerseyGirls)
  • Kate (MerseyGirls)
  • Chelsea (MerseyGirls)

Footage Used

The Great Discovery version

  • Thomas and the Storyteller
  • Emily's Rubbish
  • Dream On
  • Dirty Work
  • Hector the Horrid!
  • Gordon and the Engineer
  • Henry's Lucky Day
  • Thomas and the Lighthouse
  • Thomas and the Big Bang
  • Don't be Silly, Billy
  • Edward and the Mail
  • Hide and Peep
  • Toby's Triumph
  • Thomas and the Runaway Car
  • Thomas in Trouble
  • Thomas and the Stinky Cheese
  • Percy and the Left Luggage
  • Duncan Does it All
  • Sir Handel in Charge
  • Ding-a-Ling
  • Wash Behind Your Buffers
  • The Great Discovery

Series 13 version

  • Hero of the Rails
  • Creaky Cranky
  • The Lion of Sodor
  • Tickled Pink
  • Double Trouble
  • Slippy Sodor
  • The Early Bird
  • Play Time
  • Thomas and the Pigs

Series 23 version

  • Best Engine Ever
  • The Great Race
  • Hasty Hannah
  • Philip to the Rescue
  • Big World! Big Adventures!
  • The Great Engine Hunt
  • The Secret of the Cave Treasure

Trivia

  • The Norwegian version is sung a lot faster than the English version and has more lyrics.
  • The song is renamed "The Roll Call Rap" on Songs from Sodor.
  • Both a lyric-less and credit-less version of the original song was released on the official YouTube page on 19 March 2015. The instrumental can also be heard in Guess Who? Puzzles. A lyric-less version of the Series 13 version is in the US release of The Thomas Way. A lyric-less version of the original music video is available on the Songs from Sodor DVD.
  • An edited scene from "Don't be Silly, Billy" is shown with Mavis' face being compilled of two different face masks.
  • This is the last music video to have deleted scenes as well as being edited by Kate Buckland.The song's official genre's include Pop-rap, Pop rock, Power pop, and R&B.
  • The Latin American CGI version of the song is completely different from its movie counterpart, since the show was dubbed in Argentina for the first 12 series and then switched to Mexico from Series 13-onwards. The Engine Roll Call was modified, and therefore, this song had to be modified too.
  • In the Series 23 version, Pingu, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, Po, Ant, Dec and the MerseyGirls (Julia, Alice, Becky, Annie, Emily, Kate, Fey and Chelsea) are included.
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