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TabaNaba

Greg, Christine Anu and the kids, especially one in a wheelchair doing "Taba Naba" while Anthony, Jeff and Murray play guitar

Taba Naba is a song from It's a Wiggly Wiggly World!. The title is a Meriam Mir phrase which loosely translates to "let's go down to the reef and have a good time." While initially performed with Christine Anu, later performances by The Original Wiggles featured Greg performing lead. Upon Sam's entry to the group, the song was retired until The New Wiggles' Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Tour with each Wiggle taking a turn at singing lead. It has since resurged in performance, being featured in an episode of Ready, Steady, Wiggle! (TV Series 1), and the 2016 release Wiggle Town!, which once again features Christine Anu. Most recently it was released on YouTube as "Taba Naba Style!" on September 2nd, 2018. It is still the same song despite the name change. 

Lyrics

It's a Wiggly Wiggly World!

Taba naba naba norem

Tugi penai siri

Dinghy e naba we

Miko keimi

Sere re naba we

Taba naba norem

Style

(Repeat x5)

Wiggle Town!

Anthony: Let's go to the reef. Taba!

Christine: Taba naba naba norem

Tugei penaisir mi

Dinghy em nabatre

Miko keimi

Serere nabare

Taba naba norem

Anthony: Simon.

Simon: Taba naba naba norem

Anthony: Hey!

Simon: Tugei penaisir mi

Dinghy em nabatre

Anthony: Hey!

Simon: Miko keimi

Serere nabare

Taba naba norem

Style

Anthony: Christine.

Christine: Taba naba naba norem

Anthony: Hey!

Christine: Tugei penaisir mi

Dinghy em nabatre

Miko keimi

Serere nabare

Taba naba norem

Style

Anthony: Lachy.

Lachy: Taba naba naba norem

Anthony: Hey!

Lachy: Tugei penaisir mi

Dinghy em nabatre

Miko keimi

Serere nabare

Taba naba norem

Style

Anthony: Back to Christine.

Christine: Taba naba naba norem

Anthony: This is fun!

Christine: Tugi penai siri

Dinghy em nabatre

Anthony: Hey!

Christine: Miko keimi

Sere re naba we

Taba naba norem

Style

Anthony: Emma.

Emma: Taba naba naba norem

Tugei penaisir mi

Dinghy em nabatre

Miko keimi

Serere nabare

Taba naba norem

Anthony: Everybody sing!

All: Taba naba naba norem

Tugei penaisir mi

Dinghy em nabatre

Miko keimi

Serere nabare

Taba naba norem

Style

Anthony: Style

Simon: Style

Lachy: Style

Emma: Style

Christine: Style

Anthony: Style

All: Taba!

Song Credits

Trad. Arr. M Cook, J Fatt, A Field, G Page, D Lindsay, C Anu

Wiggle Town!

Trad. Arr. Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins, Christine Anu (Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd/Mushroom Music)
Vocals: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins, Christine Anu, Kuiam Anu-David, Syrenne Anu
Guitars/Tin Whistle/Percussion: Anthony Field
Bass: Alex Keller
Piano: Lachlan Gillespie
Percussion: Emma Watkins

Trivia

  • Greg sings throughout the TV Series 3 version.
  • The 2016 version of the song was later used on the Duets video and album.
  • The song was uploaded on The Wiggles' YouTube channel on September 2nd 2018.

Performances/Appearances

Video Performances

Album Appearances

Episode Performances

Video

The Wiggles Taba Naba Style! (feat

The Wiggles Taba Naba Style! (feat. Christine Anu)

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