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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.  The song was written by Anthony Field and Greg Page.

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02 Rock-a-Bye Your Bear

Lyrics

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

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)

Lyric Variants

Taiwanese

大家拍手
大家都在唱歌(拉拉拉拉拉)
向你的伴侶鞠躬
然後你轉過身來(以比!)
手放在空中,再見你的熊
熊現在睡著了
噓噓噓
熊現在睡著了
噓噓噓噓

大家拍手
大家都在唱歌(拉拉拉拉拉)
向你的伴侶鞠躬
然後你轉過身來(以比!)
手放在空中,再見你的熊
熊現在睡著了
噓噓噓
熊現在睡著了
噓噓噓噓

English Translation

Everybody clap your hands.
Everyone is Singing (La Lalaralla)
Bow to your companion, couples. And then you turn around (by comparison!

Put your hands in the air and see your bear again.
The bear is asleep now.
Shh Shh Shh
The bear is asleep now.

Shh Shh Shh Shh
Everybody clap your hands.
Everyone is Singing (La Lalaralla)
Bow to your companion, couples. And then you turn around (by comparison!

Song Credits

Written by: G Page/A Field
Published by EMI Music

Phillip Wilcher Piano and vocals
Murray Cook Bass guitar and vocals
Gregory Page Lead vocals, hand claps
Jeff Fatt Emax, sequencing
Anthony Field Vocals
Produced by Anthony Field
Engineered by Steve Pomfrett
Recorded in February 1991 at Tracking Station Recording Studios, Sydney.

Recorded by Chris Brooks
Mixed by Chris Brooks, Anthony McKenzie and Phil Judd
Assistant Engineer - Matt "Baron Von" Acland
Vocals by Greg Page.
Backing Vocals by Greg Truman.
Guitars - Murray Cook
Bass - Murray Cook
All Other Keyboards - Jeff Fatt
Violin - Maria Schattovits
Viola - Angela Lindsay
Cello - Margaret Lindsay
Drums - Tony Henry

Produced By Anthony Field
Musical Arrangements: The Wiggles, Dominic Lindsay
Vocals: Greg Page
Backing Vocals: The Wiggles, Craig Abercrombie, Sam Moran, Greg Truman
Guitars: Murray Cook, Rex Goh
Bass: John O'Grady
Keyboards: Dominic Lindsay, Tony Gardner
Drums: Tony Henry
Recorded at the Sydney Entertainment Centre by Robin Gist.
Mixed and mastered at Electric Avenue Studios, Sydney, Australia by Robin Gist

Music Produced By: Anthony Field
Musical Arrangements: The Wiggles, Dominic Lindsay
Recorded by Alex Keller
Mixed by Craig Abercrombie

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

Vocals: Anthony Field, Sam Moran
Musicians: Murray Cook
Music Produced by Anthony Field
Recorded and Mixed by Alex Keller

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

Vocals: Greg Page
Musicians: Bláthnaid Conroy Murphy, Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Tony Henry
Music Produced by Anthony Field
Live Show Recorded by Alex Keller
Additional Tracking by Ben Hardie
Mixed by Ben Hardie, Alex Keller
Music Recorded at Hot Potato Studios Sydney
Mastered by Don Bartley

Dorothy the Dinosaur Vocals: Bláthnaid Conroy Murphy
Additional Vocals: James Arthur Chen
Music Produced by Anthony Field
Music Mixed by Ben Hardie, Alex Keller
Music Mastered by Don Bartley
Recorded at Hot Potato Studios, Sydney

Vocals: Simon Pryce, Lachlan Gillespie, Emma Watkins, Anthony Field
Guitar: Murray Cook
Keyboard: Lachlan Gillespie
Cello: Alex Keller
Music Produced by Anthony Field
Recorded at Hot Potato Studios, Sydney
Recorded by Ben Hardie, Alex Keller
Mixed by Alex Keller
Mastered by Don Bartley

Music Produced by Anthony Field
Orchestral Recording Produced by Jessica Wells
Orchestrations by Joseph Twist
The Wiggles Recorded at Hot Potato Studios
Orchestra Recorded at Iwaki Auditorium, ABC, Southbank, Melbourne
The Wiggles Recorded by Alex Keller
Orchestral Recording Engineered by Nicholas Miernich & Tim Symonds
Orchestral Recording Mixed by Christo Curtis
Album Mixed & Mastered by Virginia Read
Vocals: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins

Anthony Field (Six-String Banjo)
Music Produced by Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie
Live Show Recorded by Alex Keller, Jack Richardson
Mastered by Don Bartley

Music Produced by Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie
Music Recorded at Hot Potato Studios, Sydney
Music Recorded by Alex Keller
Music Mixed by Alex Keller
Music Mastered by Don Bartley
Vocals: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
Acoustic Guitar: Anthony Field
Bass Guitar: Jeff McCormack
Six-String Banjo: Anthony Field
Keyboard: Lachlan Gillespie

Trivia

  • In the original 1991 album version, Jeff snores at the end and Anthony says "Turn that trumpet down! 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 Electric 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 Ready, Steady, Wiggle! TV Series 1. 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.

Goofs

  • Since The Wiggly Big Show, Murray Cook and Jeff Fatt's names we're added.
  • 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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