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"Dorothy the Dinosaur" is the song were the Wiggles first met Dorothy. It's music was adapted from the Cockroaches song It's Another Saturday Night.

Origins

Songwriting

  • After Murray Cook remembered a dinosaur being invited to his class, he had idea of what it would be like if the Wiggles met a friendly dinosaur named Dorothy.

1998 Arrangement

  • The Wiggles arranged the music for the 1998 version of this song.

Adaptation

The Wiggles adapted this song from The Cockroaches' song It's Another Saturday Night.

Production

Songwriting

John wrote the music and Murray and John wrote the lyrics.

Recording (1991 Version)

Greg provide the lead vocals, Murray and Philip provide the backing vocals, and Anthony provides extra vocals. Murray plays the bass and electric guitars, Jeff plays the Emax, and Anthony plays the Chief Kabasa Player.

Recording (1998 Version)

Greg provides the lead vocals, Greg Truman provides the backing vocals, Anthony and Carolyn Ferrie provides extra vocals. Murray plays the bass and electric guitars along with Terry Murray, Jeff plays the organ, Tony Henry plays the drums and percussion, and Dominic Lindsay plays the trumpet.

Song Credits

1991/1993 Version

  • Music: John Field
  • Lyrics: Murray Cook, John Field
  • Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field
  • Original Idea: Murray Cook
  • Music Adaptation: Murray Cook, John Field
  • Lyrics Adaptation: Murray Cook, John Field
  • Publisher: Control/EMI Music

1996 Version

  • Music: John Field
  • Lyrics: Murray Cook, John Field
  • Original Idea: Murray Cook
  • Arrangement: Dominic Lindsay
  • Music Adaptation: Murray Cook, John Field
  • Lyrics Adaptation: Murray Cook, John Field
  • Publisher: EMI Music

1998 Version

  • Music: John Field
  • Lyrics: Murray Cook, John Field
  • Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Original Idea: Murray Cook
  • Music Adaptation: Murray Cook, John Field
  • Lyrics Adaptation: Murray Cook, John Field
  • Publisher: EMI Music/Wiggly Tunes

2006 Instrumental

  • Music: John Field
  • Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Music Adaptation: Murray Cook, John Field
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes

Play Piano with The Wiggles Version

  • Music: John Field
  • Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Music Adaptation: Murray Cook, John Field
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes

Musicians

1991 Version

  • Lead Vocals - Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals - Murray Cook, Anthony Field, Phillip Wilcher
  • Dorothy's Voice - Murray Cook
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Electric Guitar: Murray Cook
  • Emax - Jeff Fatt
  • Chief Kabasa Player - Anthony Field

ABC For Kids: Live In Concert Version

  • Lead & Backing Vocals - Greg Page
  • Additional Vocals - Anthony Field
  • Bass: Murray Cook
  • Acoustic Guitar: Murray Cook
  • Organ - Jeff Fatt
  • Chief Kabasa Player - Anthony Field

Wiggle Time! 1993 Version

  • Vocals - Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Dorothy's Voice - Murray Cook
  • Bass: Murray Cook
  • Electric Guitar: Murray Cook
  • Organ - Jeff Fatt
  • Drums - Tony Henry

Wiggledance! Version

  • Lead Vocals - Greg Page
  • Additional Vocals - Anthony Field
  • Dorothy's Voice - Carolyn Ferrie
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Acoustic Guitar: Anthony Field
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Organ - Jeff Fatt

Wiggle Time! 1998 Version

  • Lead Vocals - Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals - Greg Truman
  • Dorothy's Voice - Carolyn Ferrie
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Electric Guitar - Murray Cook, Terry Murray
  • Organ - Jeff Fatt
  • Trumpet - Dominic Lindsay

2006 Instrumental

  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Electric Guitar - Anthony Field, John Field
  • Drums - Derek Antunes
  • Trumpet - Dominic Lindsay
  • Organ - Jeff Fatt

Listen

03 Dorothy the Dinosaur

Lyrics

I was looking out my window late the other night
She was sitting in the garden and gave me such a fright
Eating all Mum's roses there in the moonlight
It was Dorothy the Dinosaur

I knew that if Mum saw her, she'd never let her stay
A dinosaur that's big is that it's feeding night and day
I'd have to find a place where I could hide her away
Dorothy the Dinosaur

Romp Bomp a Chomp, Romp Bomp a Chomp
Romp Bomp a Chomp, Romp Bomp a Chomp
Romp Bomp a Chomp, Romp Bomp a Chomp
Dorothy the Dinosaur, Chomp

I knew that she was so big that she'd soon be found
My mother called the dogcatcher; he came around
When he laid his eyes on her, he fell to the ground
"Now I take it, that's Dorothy the Dinosaur!"

Romp Bomp a Chomp, Romp Bomp a Chomp
Romp Bomp a Chomp, Romp Bomp a Chomp
Romp Bomp a Chomp, Romp Bomp a Chomp
Dorothy the Dinosaur, Chomp

They called up the police to take her right away
They called up the zoo to find a place to stay
I said they couldn't take her, I said "No way, That's Dorothy the Dinosaur"

Romp Bomp a Chomp, Romp Bomp a Chomp
Romp Bomp a Chomp, Romp Bomp a Chomp
Romp Bomp a Chomp, Romp Bomp a Chomp
Dorothy the Dinosaur, Chomp

Appearances

Video Performances

Album Tracks

Trivia

Dorothy the dinosaur Music Video With Sound effects02:23

Dorothy the dinosaur Music Video With Sound effects

Gallery

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