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Down by the Docks is a song from the sixth season dedicated to Brendam Docks. It was later edited and re-released with a new CGI music video as part of Thomas' YouTube World Tour on 11th March 2015.

It was later performed by Robert Hartshorne in the nineteenth season episode, No Help At All.

Lyrics

Down by the docks, that's the place to be,
Down by the docks, gateway to the sea,
Down by the dockside, we are the team,
Working together, just like family.
Down by the docks, you're never on your own,
Down by the docks, it's really home from home,
Down by the dockside, down by the dockside.
Down by the dockside, is where we want to be.
Salty!
Chief Diesel at the docks,
He's the tough guy. He's the one who sorts the trucks.
He's the one to see, in emergencies...
He's the one to see.
Tirelessly working, never complaining,
Part of the dockside team...
Cranky!
Looking down on everyone,
Always working. Lifting cargo by the ton.
And he's up so high, he can reach the sky...
Part of the dockside team.
Whatever the weather, you'll see him out there,
Part of the dockside team...
Down by the docks, that's the place to be,
Down by the docks, gateway to the sea,
Down by the dockside, we are the team,
Working together, just like family.
Down by the docks, you're never on your own,
Down by the docks, it's really home from home,
Down by the dockside, down by the dockside.
Down by the dockside, is where we want to be.
Sailors!
Who have crossed the seven seas,
Sailing homeward. Bringing all and sundry.
And the trade winds blow their ships back home...
Safely to the shore.
We are the workers, stoking the boilers
Of Sodor's industry...
Down by the docks, that's the place to be,
Down by the docks, gateway to the sea,
Down by the dockside, we are the team,
Working together, just like family.
Down by the docks, you're never on your own,
Down by the docks, it's really home from home,
Down by the dockside, down by the dockside
Down by the dockside, is where...we want to...be!

Characters

Season 6 version

YouTube World Tour version

No Help At All Version

  • Porter
  • Timothy
  • Cranky
  • Big Mickey
  • The Dock Manager

Episodes

Season 6 version

YouTube World Tour version

Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • Woolly Bear - An alternative version of the crate of treacle falling.
  • Thomas, Percy and the Post Train - An extended shot of Thomas passing a seaside village.
  • Tender Engines - An extended shot of Gordon entering Knapford Harbour.
  • All at Sea - An extended scene of Duck pulling trucks at Brendam.
  • Percy, James and the Fruitful Day - An extended scene of cargo being unloaded at the harbour.
  • Henry and the Elephant - An extended shot of Henry passing Gordon with some circus trucks at the harbour.
  • Cranky Bugs:
    • An extended shot of Cranky starting to move when he is with Thomas and Percy
    • When Cranky lands on the ground, he bounces.
  • Something in the Air:
    • A deleted scene of Thomas' eyes looking from left to right after the fish are dropped on him.
    • An extended shot of Thomas and Henry leaving Brendam.
    • An extended scene of Henry passing the Norramby Fishing Village.
    • A deleted scene of the crate of fish hanging over Thomas.
  • Make Someone Happy - An extended shot of Percy and Oliver passing through Brendam.
  • Salty's Secret:
    • An extended scene of Salty passing Percy.
    • An extended scene of Salty passing trucks.
    • An extended scene of Salty pulling trucks.
  • No Sleep for Cranky:
    • An extended scene of Henry and Gordon at Brendam.
    • A scene of the ship without the round borders.
  • Twin Trouble - A deleted scene of Donald passing the beach.

Trivia

  • The scene of Thomas, Percy and the Post Train was used twice and was mirrored at the end.
  • The audio CD version of this song is low-pitched.
  • In the YouTube World Tour version, the lines "We are the workers/stoking the boilers/of Sodor's industry" are omitted.
  • This was the first Thomas and Friends song to be sung in an episode.
  • In the Japanese version, Salty sings along.

Goofs

  • In the scenes of the men dancing, the man in the blue-striped shirt and the man in the green jacket switch places for a second.
  • During the scene before the crate of fish falls on Thomas, the crate could be seen hovering over Thomas without any cables seen on it.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese みなとにいこう


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