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Dance To Your Daddy is a traditional English folk song, originating in Northumberland.

It was popularised as the theme tune to the 1970s BBC drama serial When The Boat Comes In in an arrangement by the composer David Fanshawe.

The song was also used in the TV advertisement for Young's fish, Sea to Plate campaign.

The Wiggles sing their version of this song in Taking Off!.

Song Credits

2013 Version

2016 Version


2013 Version

  • Vocals: Simon Pryce
  • Backing Vocals: Lachlan Gillespie, Emma Watkins
  • Guitar: Anthony Field, Alex Keller
  • Keyboard: Lachlan Gillespie
  • Drums: Steve Pace

2016 Version

  • Vocals: Lachlan Gillespie
  • Piano: Lachlan Gillespie

Song Lyrics

Dance to your Daddy, my little laddy

Dance to your Daddy, my little lamb

You shall have a fishy on a little dishy

you shall have a fishy the boat comes in.

Dance to your daddy, my little laddy

dance to your daddy my little lamb

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