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Wake Up Jeff! is a song from the video and album of the same name which is about waking up Jeff. It is Jeff's favourite song.

According to the Sunday Mail photo, the song was performed live in late 1995.

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Lyrics

1996 Version

Chorus
Wake up, Jeff, everybody's wiggling
Wake up, Jeff, we really need you
Wake up, Jeff, you're missing all the fun now
Wake up, Jeff, before the day's through

Greg
What's that sound? I can hear somebody snoring
What's that sound?, it's not Murray or Greg
Anthony's awake, so let's have another guess now
Oh my goodness, it must be Jeff!

Chorus

(Guitar solo for an instrumental break while Jeff's snoring)

Greg
Dorothy the Dinosaur is munching on some roses
Wags the Dog is digging up bones
Henry the Octopus is dancing round in circles
Wake Up, Jeff, we need you for the show!

Chorus

(Jeff yawns from his sleep)

Jeff
Can you keep that noise down? I'm trying to sleep

Sam Version

Chorus
Wake Up Jeff! Everybody's wiggling
Wake Up Jeff! We really need you
Wake Up Jeff! You're missing all the fun now
Wake Up Jeff, before the day's through!

What's that sound? I can hear somebody snoring
What's that sound? It's not Murray or Sam
Anthony's awake so let's have another guess now
Oh my goodness, it must be Jeff!

Chorus

(Guitar solo for an instrumental break while Jeff's snoring)

Dorothy the Dinosaur is munching on some roses
Wags the Dog is digging up bones
Henry the Octopus is dancing round in circles
Wake Up, Jeff, We need you for the show!

Chorus

(Jeff yawns from his sleep)

Jeff
Can you keep that noise down? I'm trying to sleep!

Wiggly World of Dance version

Chorus
Wake Up Jeff! Everybody's wiggling
Wake Up Jeff! We really need you
Wake Up Jeff! You're missing all the fun now
Wake Up Jeff, before the day's through!

What's that sound? I can hear somebody snoring
What's that sound? It's not Emma or Simon
Anthony's awake so let's have another guess now
Oh my goodness, it must be Jeff!

Chorus

(Guitar solo for an instrumental break while Jeff's snoring)

Dorothy the Dinosaur is munching on some roses
Wags the Dog is digging up bones
Henry the Octopus is dancing round in circles
Wake Up, Jeff, We need you for the show!

Chorus

(Jeff yawns from his sleep)

Jeff
Can you keep that noise down? I'm trying to sleep!

Song Credits

Written by Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, and Greg Page, published by Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd, previously published by EMI Music.

ReWiggled: A Tribute to The Wiggles

© 2011 Bluejuice
Recorded at Freight Train Studios
Recorded by Jean-Paul Fung and assisted by Timothy Bridge
Performed by Bluejuice with additional players Miles Thomas on drums and Jean-Paul Fung on guitars and backing vocals.
Bluejuice appear courtesy of Dew Process Recordings.

Trivia

  • In 1998 concerts from February to September, Captain Feathersword is absent since he was already seen tickling The Wiggles.
  • The instrumental track from Wake up, Danny is played over the opening and closing credits of It's Time to Wake Up Jeff!. It's also used for the Sam Moran version of the song that can be found on Wiggly Waffle
  • The Karaoke Songs 1 shows that John Field's name was in the credits, although he didn't write it.
  • Jimmy Barnes once performed this song during the UNICEF concert.
  • The song is played on the Big Red Car Kiddie Ride.
  • When Jeff says "Can you keep that noise down? I'm trying to sleep!" in the 1996 version, everyone else falls asleep.
  • Most versions of the song play in C, but the version found on The Wiggles' Big Birthday! plays in A. 
  • The song won Most Performed Children's Work at the 1996 APRA awards.
  • This is probably based around the fictional version of Jeff's diagnosis of narcolepsy. 
  • The song was later sung as Wake up, Danny, Despierta, Katty and Wake Up, Lachy!.
  • When Jeff returned for Wiggly World of Dance in 2020 and the song was played once again, Emma and Simon sang this for the first time. Though their names are still mentioned like in "Wake Up Lachy!"
  • Anthony spoke the first line of the song when he tried to stall the others in Ms. Fez's party in the Wigglehouse before they gathered round the food table in The Party.
  • Dorothy wears a pink dress in the 2008 version.
  • In the TV Series 4 version, The Wiggly Mascots were absent although they are mentioned in the song.
  • The early cut that was used on the 1999 South African release features three unused footage shots.

Performances/Appearances

Video Performances

Album Appearances

Episode Performances

The Wiggles (Season 1)

12-minute versions (Sprout exclusive)
22-minute versions

The Wiggles (Season 2)

11-minute versions (Sprout exclusive)
21-minute versions/18-minute versions

Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles!

11-minute versions
22-minute versions

The Wiggles Show! (season 1)

11-minute versions
22-minute versions

The Wiggles Show! (season 2)

11-minute versions
22-minute versions

TV Specials

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