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"Rock-A-Bye Your Bear" is The Wiggles' first ever original song and it's now one of their most iconic songs. They always sing it in live shows and in some of their videos. It made its debut in the first Wiggles album back in 1991. The Purple Wiggle falls asleep at the end of the song.

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02 Rock-a-Bye Your Bear

Lyrics

The Wiggles Movie Soundtrack

Everybody clap
Everybody sing (la la la la la)
Bow to your partner
Then you turn around (Yippee!)
Hands in the air, rock-a-bye your bear
Bears now asleep
Shh shh shh
Bears now asleep
Shh, shh, shh

Everybody clap
Everybody sing (la la la la la)
Bow to your partner
Then you turn around (Yippee!)
Hands in the air, rock-a-bye your bear
Bears now asleep
Shh shh shh
Bears now asleep
Shh, shh, shh

Taking Off!

Everybody clap
Everybody sing (la, la, la, la, la)
Bow to your partner
"G'day!"
"G'day!"
And then you turn around (yippee!)
Hands in the air
Rock-a-bye your bear
Bear's now asleep (shh-shh-shh)
Bear's now asleep (shh-shh-shh)

Everybody clap
Everybody sing (la, la, la, la, la)
Bow to your partner
"Ah, gday!"
"G'day!"
And then you turn around (yippee!)
Hands in the air
Rock-a-bye your bear
Bear's now asleep (shh-shh-shh)
Bear's now asleep (shh-shh-shh)
Bear's now asleep (shh-shh-shh)
Bear's now asleep (shh-shh-shh)
Bear's now asleep (shh-shh-shh)

Song Credits

Written by Anthony Field and Greg Page, initially published by EMI Music and Control.

Beginning with the The Wiggly Big Show VHS inlay in 1999, Murray Cook and Jeff Fatt 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.

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Music Arrangements by The Wiggles and Dominic Lindsay
Transcriptions by Tony Celiberti (Scarlet Music)
CD Backing track by Sean Peter (Autopilot Productions)

ReWiggled: A Tribute To The Wiggles

© 2011 Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.
Recorded at Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne.
Spiderbait appear courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.)

Nursery Rhymes (video)

Vocals: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
Acoustic Guitar: Anthony Field
Bass Guitar: Jeff McCormack
Six-String Banjo: Anthony Field
Piano: Lachlan Gillespie

Trivia

  • In the original 1991 album version, Jeff snores at the end and Anthony says "Turn that trumpet down! The bears are trying to sleep!"
  • The instrumental track has three main versions. 1991-1996, a trumpet starts the song, from 1997 onward, an accordion starts the song, and since 2013, sometimes it starts with light piano. In 2016 a banjo starts off the song.
  • This song is usually one of the first songs performed in their concerts.
  • It was the first animal song to be performed.
  • Anthony or Murray have played the guitar in this song.
  • The "yippee!" after "Then you turn around" wasn't yet added until 1996.
  • On The Wiggles' YouTube channel, the original 1993 version of this song was uploaded on February 14th 2016 during Valentine's Day and the Nursery Rhymes version was uploaded on May 4th 2017. Then on January 24th 2019, the Wiggle Around Australia version was uploaded.
  • In The Wiggles Movie, the music presented features an acoustic guitar but instead Murray is playing his Red Starry Guitar.
  • The 2013 version was actually taped in a live studio with a teddy bear mascot who is sleeping at the end until the Wiggles wake him up. This can be seen in the 1st season of Ready, Steady, Wiggle!. When it was uploaded on The Wiggles' YouTube channel on July 20th 2017, an intro that was deleted was added. The background music from It's a Wiggly Circus and Circus Cyclists Cycling! is also played.
  • Since 1999, Wiggly Tunes had the publishing rights in the US and the following year, they got the publishing rights for Australia & New Zealand.

Goofs

  • On the Hot Potatoes! The Best of The Wiggles DVD in the bonus features, it says it has the original 1991 music video for this song, but it actually has the 1993 music video for this song.

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