FANDOM

.
5,362 Pages

MorningtownRide

"Moringtown Ride" is a lullaby, written and performed by Malvina Reynolds in 1957, and covered by a number of artists. It tells the 'comforting' story of the 'journey' through nighttime made by all the "little travellers" (children), on board a train, with the Sandman as guard. The Wiggles and Jimmy Little sing this song on It's a Wiggly, Wiggly World.

Song Credits

2000 Version

2013 Version

Musicians

2000 Version

2013 Version

  • Vocals - Anthony Field, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Backing Vocals - Lachlan Gillespie, Emma Watkins
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Guitar: Anthony Field

Lyrics and Transcript

Jeff: (in engineer's hat) Everyone, we're here with Jimmy Little. Hi, Jimmy.

Jimmy: Hello, Jeff. Hello, everyone.

Jeff: Now Jimmy, where did you come from today?

Jimmy Little: Well, I travel a lot on a train from the town called Nera, Momadery. And that's where it goes, stops, turns around and goes back.

Jeff: Ah! Now you've sung lots of songs. Do you know any songs about trains?

Jimmy Little: Oh, yeah. I know some but I have a favorite. And the favorite one I like most is the Morningtown Ride.

Jeff: Wow! Hey, why don't you join Jimmy and the Wiggles on a train ride?

(The sky grows darker and a train is heard blowing its whistle and chugging.)

Jeff: (spotting a train) Hey Jimmy, I think it's here now.

Jimmy Little: Oh wow! That's great! Let's go.

Jeff: Yeah!

(The Wiggles, Jimmy Little and their friends are on a train.)

Train whistle blowing

Makes a sleepy noise

Underneath the blankets

Go all the girls and boys

Rockin’, rollin’, ridin’

Out along the bay

All bound for Morningtown

Many miles away

Driver at the engine

Fireman rings the bell

Sandman swings the lantern

To show that all is well

Rockin’, rollin’, ridin’

Out along the bay

All bound for Morningtown

Many miles away

Maybe it is raining

Where our train will ride

All the little travellers

Are warm and snug inside

Rockin’, rollin’, ridin’

Out along the bay

All bound for Morningtown

Many miles away

Somewhere there is sunshine

Somewhere there is day

Somewhere there is Morningtown

Many miles away

Rockin’, rollin’, ridin’

Out along the bay

All bound for Morningtown

Many miles away

Rockin’, rollin’, ridin’

Out along the bay

All bound for Morningtown

Many miles away

(Jimmy Little blows the train whistle and Officer Beaples waves on the back of the train.)

Trivia

  • The Wiggles sing this song in 2012 as the original group and in 2013 as the new generation group when they make a tribute to a group called "The Seekers".
  • The song was written in 1959.

Gallery

See here

Video

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.