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"Rock-a-Bye Your Bear" is one of the Wiggles' favourite songs. They always sing it in live shows and in some of their videos. It made its grand debut in The Wiggles self-titled release, "The Wiggles" back in 1991. The Purple Wiggle often falls asleep at the end of the song, or a teddy bear mascot.

This Wiggly classic was written by Anthony Field and Greg Page.

Song Credits

1991/1993 Version

  • Music, Lyrics and Original Idea: Anthony Field, Gregory Page
  • Music Arrangement: Anthony Field
  • Lyrics Arrangement: Anthony Field, Gregory Page
  • Publisher: EMI Music
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

1996 Version

  • Music, Lyrics and Original Idea: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Music and Lyrics Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Original Idea: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Publisher: EMI Music
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

1997 Version

  • Music, Lyrics and Original Idea: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Music and Lyrics Arrangement: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Publisher: EMI Music
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

Live Hot Potatoes! Version

  • Music and Lyrics: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Music Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, Dominic Lindsay
  • Lyrics Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Original Idea: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

2006 Karaoke Version

  • Music and Lyrics: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Music Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, Dominic Lindsay
  • Lyrics Arrangement: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

Play Piano with The Wiggles Version

  • Music: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

Celebration! Version

  • Music and Lyrics: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Music Arrangement: Anthony Field
  • Lyrics Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

2013 Version

  • Music and Lyrics: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Music Arrangment: Anthony Field
  • Lyrics Arrangement: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Greg Page, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Original Idea: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

  • Music and Lyrics: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Music Arrangement: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Lyrics Arrangement: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Original Idea: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

2017 Version

  • Music and Lyrics: Anthony Field Greg Page
  • Music Arrangement: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie
  • Lyrics Arrangement: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Original Idea: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

The Wiggles: Pandamonium! Version

  • Music and Lyrics: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Music Arrangement: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie
  • Lyrics Arrangement: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

Musicians

1991 Version

  • Lead Vocals - Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals - Murray Cook, Phillip Wilcher
  • Dialogue: Anthony Field
  • Snoring: Jeff Fatt
  • Clapping - Greg Page
  • Shh Sounds - Greg Page
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Piano - Phillip Wilcher
  • Emax: Jeff Fatt
  • Chief Kabasa Player - Anthony Field

ABC For Kids: Live In Concert Version

  • Lead Vocals - Greg Page
  • Additional Vocals - Anthony Field
  • Bass: Murray Cook
  • Acoustic Guitar: Murray Cook
  • Shh Sounds & Clapping - Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Piano - Phillip Wilcher
  • Organ, Trumpet & Snoring - Jeff Fatt

Wiggle Time! 1993 Version

  • Lead Vocals - Greg Page
  • Bass/Acoustic Guitar - Murray Cook
  • Trumpet - Jeff Fatt
  • Clapping - Greg Page
  • Shh Sounds - Greg Page
  • Piano - Phillip Wilcher
  • Organ - Jeff Fatt

Wiggledance! Version

The Wiggles Movie Soundtrack Version

The Wiggles Movie Version

The Wiggles Live at Disneyland Version

  • Lead Vocals - Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals - Greg Truman
  • Additional Vocals - Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Acoustic Guitar - Murray Cook, Anthony Field
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Accordion - Jeff Fatt
  • Clapping - Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Shh Sounds - Greg Page, Greg Truman
  • Violin - Maria Schattovits
  • Viola - Angela Lindsay
  • Cello - Margaret Lindsay

The Wiggly Big Show Version

  • Lead Vocals - Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals - Greg Truman
  • Additional Vocals - Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Acoustic Guitar - Murray Cook, Anthony Field
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Accordion - Jeff Fatt
  • Clapping - Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Shh Sounds - Greg Page, Greg Truman
  • Violin - Maria Schattovits
  • Viola - Angela Lindsay
  • Cello - Margaret Lindsay

Taiwanese Version

  • Lead Vocals - Anni Hsu
  • Backing Vocals - Carlos Chang, James Arthur Chen, Danny Shao
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Acoustic Guitar - Murray Cook, Anthony Field
  • Accordion - Jeff Fatt
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Violin - Maria Schattovits
  • Viola - Angela Lindsay
  • Cello - Margaret Lindsay

Live Hot Potatoes! Version

2006 Karaoke Version

  • Backing Vocals: Greg Truman
  • Drums: Tony Henry
  • Bass: Murray Cook
  • Acoustic Guitar: Murray Cook, Anthony Field
  • Accordion: Jeff Fatt
  • Clapping: Greg Page, Greg Truman
  • Shh Sounds: Greg Page, Greg Truman
  • Violin: Maria Schattovits
  • Viola: Angela Lindsay
  • Cello: Margaret Lindsay

Wiggledancing Live in Concert Version

  • Lead Vocals - Sam Moran
  • Backing Vocals - Greg Truman
  • Additional Vocals - Murray Cook, Anthony Field
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Acoustic Guitar - Murray Cook, Anthony Field
  • Accordion - Jeff Fatt
  • Clapping - Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Shh Sounds - Greg Page, Greg Truman
  • Violin - Maria Schattovits
  • Viola - Angela Lindsay
  • Cello - Margaret Lindsay
  • Snoring - Jeff Fatt

Celebration Version

Dorothy the Dinosaur's Beach Party Version

  • Vocals: James Arthur Chen, Blathanid Conroy-Murphy
  • Bass: Murray Cook
  • Acoustic Guitar - Murray Cook, Anthony Field
  • Accordion - Jeff Fatt
  • Clapping - Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Shh Sounds - Greg Page, Greg Truman
  • Violin - Maria Schattovits
  • Viola - Angela Lindsay
  • Cello - Margaret Lindsay

2013 Version

  • Vocals: Lachlan Gillespie
  • Backing Vocals: Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Bass: Murray Cook
  • Acoustic Guitar: Murray Cook, Anthony Field
  • Piano: Lachlan Gillespie
  • Drums: Tony Henry
  • Clapping: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Cello: Alex Keller

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

  • Lead Vocals - Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce
  • Additional Vocals - Anthony Field, Simon Pryce, 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
  • Clarinets - David Thomas and Craig Hill
  • Bassoons - Elise Millman and Natasha Thomas
  • Horns - Geoff Lierse, Saul Lewis, Abbey Edlin, Trinette McClimont and Rachel Shaw
  • Trumpets - Shane Hooton, Callum G'Froerer and Julie Payne
  • Tuba - Timothy Buzbee
  • Piano/Celeste - Louisa Breen and Amir Farid

25th Anniversary Reunion Show Version

  • Lead Vocals - Greg Page
  • Bass - Alex Keller
  • Drums - Jae Nelson
  • Keyboards - Lachlan Gillespie
  • Banjo - Anthony Field
  • Guitar - Murray Cook

Listen

02 Rock-a-Bye Your Bear

Lyrics

Greg/Sam/Lachy: Everybody clap

Everybody sing (la la la la la)

Bow to your partner

Then you turn around (Yippee!)

Hands in the air, rock-a-bye your bear

Bears now asleep

Shh shh shh

Bears now asleep

Shh, shh, shh

Everybody clap

Everybody sing (la la la la la)

Bow to your partner

Then you turn around (Yippee!)

Hands in the air, rock-a-bye your bear

Bears now asleep

Shh shh shh

Bears now asleep

Shh, shh, shh

("Bear's now asleep, Shh, shh, shh!" is repeated as the song fades out)

Trivia

  • In the original 1991 album version, Jeff snores at the end and Anthony says "Turn that trumpet down! Bears are trying to sleep!".
  • The 2013 version was actually taped in a live studio with a teddy bear mascot who is sleeping at the end until the Wiggles wake him up. This can be seen in TV Series 7. On July 20th 2017, an intro that was deleted was added. The background music from It's a Wiggly Circus and Circus Cyclists Cycling! is also played.
  • This song is usually one of the first songs performed in their concerts.
  • The instrumental track has three main versions. 1991-1996, a trumpet starts the song, from 1997 onward, an accordion starts the song, and since 2012, sometimes it starts with light piano.
  • The "yippee!" after "Then you turn around" wasn't yet added until 1996.
  • Anthony or Murray have played the guitar in this song.
  • On the [1]Hot Potatoes: The Best of The Wiggles In the bonus features, it says it has the original 1991 music video for this song, but it actually has the 1993 music video for this song.
  • It was the first animal song to be perform.

Appearances

Video Performances

Episode Performances

Album Tracks

Gallery

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