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"Dorothy's Birthday Party" is the second song about Dorothy the Dinosaur, telling the story of her birthday party and how all her friends came and celebrated. It was rewritten for the Short Story segment in Yummy Yummy, and rewritten and re-recorded again in 1998 for Wiggle Time!.

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Song Lyrics

Here Comes a Song

Well you know about Dorothy the Dinosaur
But that's not the end of the tale
When I tell you what happened on her birthday
I know it'll make you turn pale

It happened on the Third of November
When Dorothy was turning five
One hundred dingaling dinosaurs
Were in the garden doing the jive

Chorus
It was a dinosaur Birthday Party
I'm the one Mum and Dad will blame
A romp-bom-a-chomp through the roses they stomped
The garden will never be the same

There was Rex the Tyrannosaurus
Doing his party tricks
And the Pterodactyl twisters
Playing their greatest hits

They played "Pass the Prehistoric Parcel"
And "Mastedon Musical Chairs"
Why does this always happen to me?
You know it's really not fair

Chorus

I saw 22 Brontosauruses
Dancing the Boogaloo
Mum and Dad were due home any tick of the clock
Now what was I to do?
Chorus twice

Yummy Yummy (1994 Version)

Well, you know about Dorothy the Dinosaur
But that's not the end of the tale.
When I tell you what happened on her birthday
I know it'll make you turn pale.

It happened on a very special day
When Dorothy was turning 5
There's 100 ding-a-ling dinosaurs
In the garden doing the jive.

CHORUS
Well, it's Dorothy's Birthday Party
Everybody's playing party games
Romp-Bomp-a-Chomp through the roses we stomp
The garden will never be the same.

Well, Dorothy's friends The Wiggles
Were giving her a big surprise.
And Lucy was hanging her streamers
On her ladder way up high.

There was Captain Feathersword the pirate
Taking Dorothy's cake.
I hope that he doesn't eat it all up
Or he'll get a belly ache.

CHORUS TWICE

Cha-cha-cha!

1998 re-recording (Wiggle Time! video and Let's Wiggle album)

'"It's my party and you're all invited"

Well, you know about Dorothy the Dinosaur
But now I'll tell you some more
About what happened at the party
For Dorothy the Dinosaur

It happened on the third of November
When Dorothy was turning five
Dorothy and all The Wiggles' friends
Were in the garden doing the jive

CHORUS
It was a dinosaur birthday party
Everybody's playing party games
A romp-bomp-a-chomp through the roses we stomped
The garden will never be the same

There was Captain Feathersword the pirate
Doing his pirate dance
Henry the Octopus was there
Wearing his eight legged pants

There was Wags the Dog, barking away
Doing his party tricks
Henry's Underwater Big Band were there
Playing their greatest hits

CHORUS (TWICE)

Song Credits

Written by Murray Cook, initially published by EMI Music.

Beginning with the Wiggle Time! album in 2000, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field and Greg Page have received writing credits. Since the Let's Wiggle album in 1999, publishing rights have been controlled by Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd, although EMI was still sometimes credited afterward.

Trivia

  • Murray Cook, who provided the voice of Dorothy from 1992 to 1994, wrote this song.
  • The 1993 video version uses a slide whistle sound effect. It was also one of the first times to use cartoon sound effects.
  • The 1998 version has some uncredited musicians:
  • In the 1993 version of Wiggle Time!, the Wiggles wear party hats, which they do not wear in the remake.
  • In the 1998 version, Anthony Field did Captain Feathersword's vocals. The Toot Toot! album, released a few months later, would contain the last time Anthony did the Captain's vocals, in Dorothy The Dinosaur (Tell Me Who Is That Knocking?), this would be before the songs had the Captain's vocals by Paul Paddick.

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