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MichaelFinnegan

Michael Finnegan is a nursery rhyme about an old man named Michael Finnegan. Its first sung by The Wiggles in TV Series 7. Later in time, they sing it on Apples and Bananas. It was also shown as a sneak peek in the bonus features on the Go Santa Go! DVD and a song on Hot Potatoes: The Best of the Wiggles.

The song's melody is also very similar to The Wheels on the Bus.

The name Finnegan is an Irish surname, as Anthony as Michael Finnegan Irish dances.

Song Credits

2014 Version

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

2016 Version

  • Composed and Written by: Traditional
  • Arranged by: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Produced by: Anthony Field
  • Engineered and Mixed: Alex Keller
  • Mastered at Don Bartley
  • Recorded at Hot Potato Studios
  • Mastered at Studio 301
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

Lachy! Version

Musicians

2014 Version

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

  • Vocals - Simon Pryce
  • Backing Vocals - Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Emma Watkins
  • First Violins - Peter Edwards, Sarah Curro, Jacqueline Edwards, Peter Fellin, Deborah Goodall, Lorraine Hook, Cameron Jamieson, Kirstin Kenny, Ji Won Kim, Eleanor Mancini, Anne Martonyi, Michelle Ruffolo and Kathryn Taylor
  • Second Violins - Matthew Tomkins, Monica Curro, Isin Cakmakcioglu, Francesca Hiew, Rachel Homburg, Christine Johnson, Isy Wasserman, Philippa West, Patrick Wong and Roger Young
  • Violas - Lauren Brigden, Katharine Brockman, Christopher Cartlidge, Ceridwen Davies, Gabrielle Halloran, Trevor Jones, Simon Oswell and Caleb Wright
  • Cellos - Nicholas Bochner, Miranda Brockman, Rohan de Korte, Keith Johnson, Sarah Morse, Angela Sargeant and Michelle Wood
  • Double Basses - Sylvia Hosking, Rohan Dasika, Benjamin Hanlon, Suzanne Lee and Stephen Newton
  • Horns - Geoff Lierse, Saul Lewis, Abbey Edlin, Trinette McClimont and Rachel Shaw
  • Trumpets - Shane Hooton, Callum G'Froerer and Julie Payne
  • Trombones - Brett Kelly, Kenneth McClimont, Kieran Conrau and Mike Szabo
  • Percussion - Robert Clarke, John Arcaro and Robert Cossom
  • Piano/Celeste - Louisa Breen and Amir Farid

Lachy! Version

  • Vocals: Lachlan Gillespie
  • Piano: Lachlan Gillespie

2016 Version

  • Vocals - Anthony Field, Simon Pryce
  • Backing Vocals - Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Bass Guitar: Alex Keller
  • Banjo: Anthony Field, Alex Keller
  • Piano: Lachlan Gillespie
  • Trumpet: Ray Cassar
  • Percussion: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie

The Little Wiggles Version

Song Lyrics

(Apples and Bananas version)

Emma: There was an old man named Michael Finnegan
He had whiskers on his chin again
Along came the wind and blew them in again
Poor old Michael Finnegan
Begin again!

Simon: There was an old man named Michael Finnegan
He had whiskers on his chin again
Along came the wind and blew them in again
Poor old Michael Finnegan begin again

Lachy: There was an old man named Michael Finnegan
He had whiskers on his chin again. Along came the wind and blew them in again
Poor old Michael Finnegan begin again

Emma, Lachy and Simon: There was an old man named Michael Finnegan
He had whiskers on his chin again
Along came the wind and blew them in again
Poor old Michael Finnegan begin again

All Wiggles: *Breathe In*

Lachy: 1, 2, 3, 4

(Guitar Solo)

Trivia

  • The music video was filmed in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Anthony Field posted a video clip on an unused version the Wiggles filmed in August 2015 on his Instagram account.

Video

The Wiggles - Michael Finnegan

The Wiggles - Michael Finnegan

TV Series 7 version

Apples & Bananas - Michael Finnegan

Apples & Bananas - Michael Finnegan

Apples and Bananas version

Michael Finnegan

Michael Finnegan

Dance, Dance! version

Gallery

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