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"The Four Presents" is a song from the albums Big Red Car and Here Comes The Big Red Car.

This song is also on the albums and videos for Apples & Bananas and Nursery Rhymes 2. However, on Nursery Rhymes 2 the song is called Perry Merry


Song Credits

Big Red Car

Here Comes The Big Red Car

  • Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field & Greg Page
    (Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd)
  • Vocals: Greg Page
    Manzillas: Gerry Brady
    Guitar: Anthony Field
    Bass: Murray Cook
    Keyboard: Jeff Fatt
  • Originally engineered by Aaron Ruig,
    Rob Perez and The Wiggles. Originally recorded at
    Tracking Station Studios,
    Bellevue, Sydney. Originally mastered by William
    Bowden at Festival Studios.
  • Re-Mastered by Don Bartley

Apples & Bananas

Nursery Rhymes 2

  • Trad. Arr. Oliver Brian, Anthony Field,
    Lachlan Gillespie, Alex Keller,
    Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
    (Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd)

Listen

11 The Four Presents

Song Lyrics

I have four sisters beyond the sea

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

And they each sent a present to me

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

CHORUS
Petrum Patrum Paradisi Tempori

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

The first sent a chicken without 'ere a bone

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

The second sent a cherry without 'ere a stone

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

CHORUS

The third sent a book which no one could read

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

The fourth sent a blanket without 'ere a thread

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

CHORUS

How can there be a chicken without 'ere a bone?

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

How can there be a cherry without 'ere a stone?

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

CHORUS

How can there be a book which no one could read?

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

How can there be a blanket without 'ere a thread?

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

CHORUS

When the chicken's in the eggshell, there is no bone

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

When the cherry's in the bud, there is no stone

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

CHORUS

When the book's in the press, no one it can read

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

When the blanket's on the fleece, there is no thread

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

CHORUS

Trivia

  • This was named after a Nursery Rhyme called "I Had Four Brothers Beyond the Sea".
  • The 1995 version plays in D while the 2014 version plays in E.
  • The song is re-worded to "Perry Merry" in Nursery Rhymes 2.
  • On December 2nd 2018, the 2018 version was uploaded on The Wiggles' YouTube channel.

Performances/Appearances

Video

The Wiggles Perry Merry The Wiggles Nursery Rhymes 2

The Wiggles Perry Merry The Wiggles Nursery Rhymes 2