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"Rock-a-Bye Your Bear" is one of the most iconic Wiggles songs. They always sing it in live shows and in some of their videos. It made its grand debut in the first Wiggles album back in 1991. Either the Purple Wiggle falls asleep at the end of the song, or more recently, or a teddy bear mascot.

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

Song Credits

The Wiggles (album)

The Wiggles Movie Soundtrack

Wiggle Time! (1998 video)

  • Written by: A Field, G Page
  • Published by: EMI Music Publishing

Live Hot Potatoes!

Wiggledancing!

Play Piano with... The Wiggles (sheet music)

  • Written by: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Published by Wiggly Tunes Pty. Ltd
  • Music Arrangements by: The Wiggles and Dominic Lindsay

Play Piano with... The Wiggles (audio)

  • Written by: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Published by Wiggly Tunes Pty. Ltd
  • Arranged by: Tony Celiberti
  • Music Arrangements by: The Wiggles and Dominic Lindsay

Hot Potatoes! The Best of The Wiggles

  • Written by Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Music Produced by Anthony Field
  • Special Thanks: Chris Brooks, Tony Henry, Phil Judd, Angela Lindsay, Margaret Lindsay, Anthony McKenzie, Margaret Schattovits, Greg Truman

Celebration!

Taking Off!

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra!

Wiggle Around Australia

  • Written by: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Published by: Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd
  • Music Produced by: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie
  • Six-String Banjo: Anthony Field
  • Live Show Recorded by: Alex Keller, Jack Richardson
  • Mastered by: Don Bartley

Nursery Rhymes (video)

  • Written by: Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Published by Wiggly Tunes Pty. Ltd
  • Vocals: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Acoustic Guitar: Anthony Field
  • Bass Guitar: Jeff McCormack
  • Six-String Banjo: Anthony Field
  • Keyboard: Lachlan Gillespie
  • Music Produced by: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie
  • Music Recorded at Hot Potato Studios, Sydney
  • Music Recorded and Mixed by: Alex Keller

Songwriter Credit Differences

  • Big Birthday (Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page)
  • Celebration! (Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page)
  • Taking Off! (Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page)

Listen

1991

02 Rock-a-Bye Your Bear

1997

04 Rock-a-Bye Your Bear

Lyrics

1991

Greg: Everybody clap

Everybody sing (Wiggles: la la la la la)

Bow to your partner

Then you turn around

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 (Wiggles: la la la la la)

Bow to your partner

Then you turn around (Wiggles: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)

1997

Greg: Everybody clap

Everybody sing (Greg T.: la la la la la)

Bow to your partner

Then you turn around (Greg T.: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 (Greg T.: la la la la la)

Bow to your partner

Then you turn around (Greg T.: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)

2013

Lachy: Everybody clap

Everybody sing (Wiggles: la la la la la)

Bow to your partner (Emma and Simon: G'day.)

Then you turn around (Wiggles: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 (Wiggles: la la la la la)

Bow to your partner (Emma and Simon: G'day.)

Then you turn around (Wiggles: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. When it was uploaded on The Wiggles' YouTube channel 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 2013, 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 performed.
  • This song is part of the Let's Wiggle book.
  • The song was known as in The Wiggles inner circles as Rocka).
  • Greg Page partially wrote the lyrics for this song in his bathroom that go "Everybody Clap" and "Everybody Sing".
  • The Wiggle Time! 2000 album shows Murray and Jeff's names in the song credits, although they didn't write this song.
  • The Karaoke Songs 3 shows that John Field's name was in the credits, although he didn't write it.
  • On YouTube, The original 1993 version of this song was uploaded on February 14th 2016 and the Nursery Rhymes version was uploaded on May 4th 2017.
  • In The Wiggles Movie the music presented features an acoustic guitar but instead Murray is playing his Red starry electric guitar.

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