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TabaNaba

Greg, Christine Anu and the kids, especially one in a wheelchair doing "Taba Naba" while Anthony, Jeff and Murray play guitars

Taba Naba is a song from It's a Wiggly, Wiggly World. The title is a Meriam Mir phrase which loosely translates to "let's go down to the reef and have a good time." While initially performed with Christine Anu, later performances by The Original Wiggles featured Greg performing lead. Upon Sam's entry to the group, the song was retired until The New Wiggles' Ready, Steady, Wiggle! tour, with each Wiggle taking a turn at singing lead. It has since resurged in performance, being featured in an episode of Ready, Steady, Wiggle! (TV Series 1), and the 2016 release Wiggle Town, which once again features Christine Anu.

Song Credits

2000 Version

2014 Version

  • Music and Lyrics: Traditional
  • Arrangement: Anthony Field
  • Publisher: ?

2016 Version

Musicians

2000 Version

2014 Version

  • Lead Vocals - Christine Anu, Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Emma Watkins
  • Acoustic Guitar - Anthony Field
  • Clapping - Christine Anu, Lachlan Gillespie, Emma Watkins

2016 Version

  • Lead Vocals: Christine Anu, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Backing Vocals: Kuiam Anu-David, Seren Anu
  • Additional Vocals: Anthony Field
  • Acoustic Guitar/Tin Whistle/Percussion: Anthony Field
  • Bass: Alex Keller
  • Piano: Lachlan Gillespie
  • Percussion: Emma Watkins

Lyrics

Taba naba naba norem
Tugi penai siri
Dinghy e naba we
Miko keimi
Sere re naba we
Taba naba norem
Style (x5)

Episode Performances

Video Appearances

Album Appearances

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