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"The Four Presents" is a song from the albums Big Red Car and Here Comes the Big Red Car.


Song Credits

Big Red Car

Here Comes the Big Red Car

  • Written by Traditional
  • Arranged by Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Published by: Wiggly Tunes Pty. Ltd
  • Vocals: Greg Page
  • Manzillas: Gerry Brady
  • Guitar: Anthony Field
  • Bass: Murray Cook
  • Keyboard: Jeff Fatt
  • Originally Engineered by: Aaron Ruig, Rob Perez, The Wiggles
  • Originally Recorded at: Tracking Station Studios
  • Originally Mastered by: William Bowden
  • Re-Mastered by: Don Bartley
  • Originally Mastered at: Festival Studios

Apples and Bananas

Listen

11 The Four Presents

Song Lyrics

I have four sisters beyond the sea

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

And they each sent a present to me

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

Petrum Patrum Paradisi Tempori

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

The first sent a chicken without 'ere a bone

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

The second sent a cherry without 'ere a stone

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

Petrum Patrum Paradisi Tempori

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

The third sent a book which no man could read

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

The fourth sent a blanket without 'ere a thread

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

Petrum Patrum Paradisi Tempori

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

How can there be a chicken without 'ere a bone?

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

How can there be a cherry without 'ere a stone?

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

Petrum Patrum Paradisi Tempori

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

How can there be a book which no one could read?

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

How can there be a blanket without 'ere a thread?

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

Petrum Patrum Paradisi Tempori

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

When the chicken's in the eggshell, there is no bone

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

When the cherry's in the bud, there is no stone

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

Petrum Patrum Paradisi Tempori

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

When the book's in the press, it cannot be read

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

When the blanket's on the fleece, there is no thread

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

Petrum Patrum Paradisi Tempori

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

Peri Meri Dixi Dominie

Trivia

  • This was named after a folk song called "The Riddle Song".
  • The 1995 version plays in D while the 2014 version plays in E.
  • The word Traditional is only credited in the Big Red Car album, but the Apples and Bananas one.
  • The song is re-worded to "Perry Merry" in Nursery Rhymes 2

Video Appearances

Album Appearances