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"Captain Feathersword Fell Asleep on His Pirate Ship (Quack Quack)" is a song from the Wake Up Jeff! Tour, later went on to be released as Wiggledance!.

It later got a special version on The Wiggles Movie Soundtrack.

In 1998, This song was re-recorded for Wiggle Time! and was put out on the Toot Toot! album as "Captain Feathersword Fell Asleep on His Pirate Ship".

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Song Lyrics

Toot Toot!

Captain Feathersword fell asleep
on his pirate ship
Then he woke up on a farm
(Oh my goodness me!)
With roosters and ducks singing this song

Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack
Cock-a-doodle-doo
Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack
Cock-a-doodle-doo
Quack, quack, quack doodley-doo

So now every day when he talks,
this is what he says
Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack
Cock-a-doodle-doo
He also does the farmyard dance
And you can do it too

Chorus

Well, is he a rooster or a pirate?
Well, I just don't know
Ahoy there, ahoy there
Ahoy cock-a-doodley there.
He also does the farmyard dance
And you can do it too.

Chorus (Repeat 3 times)

The Wiggles Movie Soundtrack

Doo doobee doo, doobee doo, doo doobee doobee doo
Doo doobee doo, doobee doo, doo doobee doobee doo
Doo doobee doo, scoobee doo, waa
Let's all quack together

Quack quack quack quack quack Cockadoodle doo
Quack quack quack quack quack Cockadoodle doo
Quack quack quack doodley doo

Hey, I got one guys
Brr brrr brr brr, Brr brr etc (for length of verse)

How about you, Murray?
Ha ha ha ha, ha ha haa, ha ha ha ha
ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
ha ha ha ha ha ha haa

What's Jeff up to?
(Jeff snores...)

Quack quack quack quack quack Cockadoodle doo
Quack quack quack quack quack Cockadoodle doo
Quack quack quack doodley doo

Quack quack quack quack quack Cockadoodle doo
Quack quack quack quack quack Cockadoodle doo
Quack quack quack doodley doo

Quack quack quack quack quack Cockadoodle doo
Quack quack quack quack quack Cockadoodle doo
Quack quack quack doodley doo

Intro Transcript (Wiggledance!)

Captain Feathersword: (after getting his hat and sword back) I feel Quite Quackers after that. Quack, quack, quack.

Anthony: Captain, did you just say "Quack, quack, quack"?

Captain Feathersword: Oh, yes I did say, "Quack, quack, quack."

Anthony: We can say that, too. Let's all try it together! (with crowd of people) Quack, quack, quack.

Captain Feathersword: Oh, and uh... Cock-a-doodle-doo.

Anthony: We can do that one, too. You ready? (with crowd of people) Cock-a-doodle-doo.

Captain Feathersword: Wow, that's great!

Greg: (arriving while holding duck and rooster hats) Oh-ho! Anthony, I've got some hats here for us to wear. Look at that. There's a rooster hat for you, my friend. (giving rooster hat to Anthony)

Anthony: Oh, looks good. (putting rooster hat on his head)

Greg: Jeff, I've got a duck hat for you (giving duck hat to Jeff and Jeff puts it on his head) and I've got a duck hat myself so I'll just put that on. (starts putting duck hat on his head)

Anthony: (pointing to Murray arriving while wearing a rooster hat) Hey, look at Murray! He looks great!

Murray: Cock - a - Doodle Doo!!

Greg: It's Murray the rooster!

Murray: Cock-a-doodle-doo!

Greg: Well, now we can all quack, quack, quack, and cock-a-doodle-doo together.

(Jeff plays the intro on piano keyboard.)

Captain Feathersword: Oh yes, indeed. We can do the whole thing. Here we go!

(The Wiggles and Captain Feathersword Sing)

Title History

The song's first appearance in Wiggledance! had it titled as "Quack Quack", a title also used for the version used in The Wiggles Movie. Its first studio appearances in Wiggle Time! and TV Series 1 also use this title. However, beginning with its first album appearance in Toot Toot! (not counting the Movie Soundtrack version), its title became officially known as "Captain Feathersword Fell Asleep On His Pirate Ship" for many years, with TV episodes and videos adopting this title beginning with TV Series 2 and The Wiggly Big Show respectively.

The booklet and DVD menus of the 2007 video Wiggledancing! Live In Concert combined these two titles into "Captain Feathersword Fell Asleep on His Pirate Ship (Quack Quack)". This title was later used in The Wiggles Big, Big Show!, and most notably the 2009 and 2013 compilation albums Hot Potatoes! The Best of The Wiggles, as well their 2010 and 2014 video counterparts.

From 1999 to 2010, only TV Series 4 (2005) used the original "Quack Quack" title on its own. In recent years, however, the original title has been used again. Since the 2011 album Dorothy the Dinosaur's Travelling Show!, nearly all appearances of the song have been credited under this title, with the only exceptions being the updated versions of the Hot Potatoes! The Best of The Wiggles album and video, which as mentioned above combines the two titles. Interestingly, the album Hot Potatoes & Cold Spaghetti! adds a comma, calling it "Quack, Quack".

As there has been some debate among fans over whether "Quack Quack" or "Captain Feathersword Fell Asleep on His Pirate Ship" is the true title of the song, this article uses the combined title, to acknowledge both while also using an official alternative title.

Song Credits

Written and composed by Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field and Greg Page. Published by Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd, originally credited as "Wiggly Songs".

Trivia

  • The piano & trumpet track from the 1996 concert version is reused in the Wiggles Movie with some drums added in.
  • The Karaoke Songs 1 shows that John Field's name was in the credits, although he didn't write it.
  • Although Quack Quack has been changed to “Captain Feathersword Fell Asleep On His Pirate Ship” since 1998, the year when the Toot Toot album was released, the former title is still heard during the chorus and is still seen in the regular version of the Wiggle Time! video.
  • The Wiggles wore pirate costumes during this song in The Wiggly Big Show.
  • The 1997 (and 2010 from Wiggly Sprout) versions plays in C whereas the current version since 1998 plays in D.
  • The Dorothy the Dinosaur version plays in A.
  • On Xuxa's album and video "Xuxa Só Para Baixinhos", the title is the same one as the original.
  • In 1999, which was 2 years after the song was first published, the song won Most Performed Children's Work at the APRA awards.
  • Though popular from 1996-2012 at concerts and in both videos and the television series, this song has since fallen out of the rotation of greatest hits in favor of songs from the new generation's catalogue. Since 2013, only the chorus of this song has been preformed at concerts and in television series (mainly just the chorus). 

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