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The Return Of Cousin Yellowstone

This song is from 'Remember You're A Womble'. It is not available on any other albums. Cousin Yellowstone returns for one of his visits and the story of his fortune-seeking youth is told. At the end of the song an American-style square dance is held to celebrate his visit. This takes the form on an additional song 'The Womble Square Dance' which leads straight on from the Yellowstone Song in the album.

Oh, Cousin Yellowstone is returning from his busy business life down Boston way,
Oh, Cousin Yellowstone knows the fires are burning bright,
And we're glad to have him back from the U.S. of A.

When he was just a child, he left England for the Wilds,
He blazed out a trail in the West, he worked his fingers to the bone
And he bulit himself a home as he started his journey on the road to success.

Oh, Cousin Yellowstone is returning from his busy business life down Boston way,
Oh, Cousin Yellowstone knows the fires are burning bright,
And we're glad to have him back from the U.S. of A.

Nobody could tell it would all work out so well,
But he soon took the world by surprise,
He's a Womble of the West and he always comes out best
You can tell by the way he looks you in the eyes.

Walking Womble Animation, created by Johanna Cormier, modified by Matt Wells.

The Womble Shuffle

This song is from 'Superwombling' It is also available on 'The Ultimate Wombles Collection CD' and 'Best Of The Wombles'.

I do not have the words for this song yet, sorry. Hopefully I will get it soon.

Walking Womble Animation, created by Johanna Cormier, modified by Matt Wells.

The Womble Square Dance

This song is from 'Remember You're A Womble'. It is also available on 'The Wombles Christmas Party'. Carried on from 'The Return of Cousin Yellowstone'.

Swing your partners Womble-Style, Dosey-doe with a Womble-Smile,
Step to the left, step to the right, I wish we could square-dance every night!

Knees a-pumping, elbows high, Soon we'll serve some Womble Pie.
The fiddler's working well for you, we might square-dance the whole night through!

Honour your partner, turn around
Lift you partner off the ground
Form a square so nice and neat,
Swing those furry Womble feet!

Old Bulgaria, take your time,
Keep On Wombling, keep in line,
Cross the room, turn round and then
Take your partners once again.

Womble fast and Womble slow,
That's the way the music goes:
Up and down and round and round
Underground and Overground!

Walking Womble Animation, created by Johanna Cormier, modified by Matt Wells.

The Wombles Warning

This song is from 'Wombling Songs'. The Wombles Warning is not available on any compilation albums. It is a song version of one of Great Uncle Bulgaria's lectures that he gave to the young Wombles.

Don't you go wombling in the nettlebeds, my friends,
No wombling in the nettlebeds.
It can be a foolish and painful experience,
It can be a rash thing for anyone to contemplate.

Don't you be tempted to the nettlebeds, my friends,
By bits of ironmongery:
If there are mushrooms in the nettlebeds, my friends,
It's better to go hungry.
Listen to the words of the Wombles' Wise Warning,
Wellington and Bungo and Orinoco, don't you go.

Oh, there are many places you can go, my friends,
To gather litter every day.
And you can find a lot of string and paper in the Ordinary Womble Way.
Stinging nettles make you so sad and so miserable,
Heed the Wombles' Warning and take a piece of good advice.

Walking Womble Animation, created by Johanna Cormier, modified by Matt Wells.

The Wombling Song (Full Version)

This song is from 'Wombling Songs'. It is also available on 'The Ultimate Wombles Collection CD', 'The Wombles Chrstmas Album', 'The Wombles Christmas Party', 'Best Of The Wombles', in fact, all of the compilation albums.This was the 'Hit Record' of the Wombles' Songs.

Underground, Overground, Wombling Free,
The Wombles of Wimbledon Common are we.
Making good use of the things that we find,
Things that the everyday folks leave behind.

Uncle Bulgaria,
He can remember the days when he wasn't behind The Times,
With his map of the World.
Pick up the papers and take them to Tobermory!

Wombles are organized, work as a team.
Wombles are tidy and Wombles are clean.
Underground, Overground, wombling free,
The Wombles of Wimbledon Common are we!

People don't notice us, they never see,
Under their noses a Womble may be.
We womble by night and we womble by day,
Looking for litter to trundle away.

We're so incredibly, utterly devious
Making the most of everything.
Even bottles and tins.
Pick up the pieces and make them into something new,
Is what we do!

Walking Womble Animation, created by Johanna Cormier, modified by Matt Wells.

The Wombling Song (TV version)

This is from 'Wombling Songs'. The only other places it is available is internet WAV files and the TV series. The television version sings the first verse, then it fades out just before the second verse. The midi file last a little longer before fading though.

Underground, Overground, Wombling Free,
The Wombles of Wimbledon Common are we.
Making good use of the things that we find,
Things that the everyday folks leave behind.

Walking Womble Animation, created by Johanna Cormier, modified by Matt Wells.

The Wombling Twist

This song is from 'Keep On Wombling'. It is also available on 'The Ultimate Wombles Collection CD', 'Keep On Wombling', 'The Wombles Christmas Party' and 'The Wombles Christmas Album'.

I'm going to teach you a dance that you can't resist,
I've decided to call it "The Wombling Twist".
When you learn to do it we can dance all day,
We can Wombling Twist every night away.

Let's twist (Twist, twist, do the Wombling Twist)
Let's twist (Twist, twist, do the Wombling Twist)
Let's twist (Twist, twist, do the Wombling Twist)
Let's twist (Twist, twist, do the Wombling Twist)

At the Womble Club down in West L.A.,
The music plays and they twist all day,
There's a light in the corner where the jukebox stands
It was made by a Womble out of old tin cans.

Let's twist (Twist, twist, do the Wombling Twist)
Let's twist (Twist, twist, do the Wombling Twist)
Let's twist (Twist, twist, do the Wombling Twist)
Let's twist (Twist, twist, do the Wombling Twist)

When you get to the door you can ring the bell
'Cause the gang's all here and we're Wombling Well,
Leave your tidy bag by the Womble door
When you Womble out to the dancing floor.

Walking Womble Animation, created by Johanna Cormier, modified by Matt Wells.

Tobermory

This song is from 'Wombling Songs'. 'Tobermory' is not available on any other compilations. It is about Tobermory, the mechanical Womble. There is a new midi file made by Patrick Wigfull for Tobermory here.

Who is the Womble with hammer and nails?
(Tobermory, Tobermory)
Inventor of Genius, Mender of Pails.
(Tobermory, Tobermory)
Knows all the physical laws
There are to know,
So very good with his paws is he.

Carpenter, Plumber and Screwer of Screws,
(Tobermory, Tobermory)
Making a candle or mending a fuse.
(Tobermory, Tobermory)
His ingenuity shows in everything.
When he goes to it he knows the way.

Master of Every Mechanical Thing.
(Tobermory, Tobermory)
Mixer of Ink and Electrical King!
(Tobermory, Tobermory)

Down in the workshop for most of the day,
(Tobermory, Tobermory)
Making a saucepan for Madame Cholet.
(Tobermory, Tobermory).

Walking Womble Animation, created by Johanna Cormier, modified by Matt Wells.

Tobermory's Music Machine

This song is from 'Keep On Wombling'. 'Tobermory's Music Machine' is also available on 'The Ultimate Wombles Collection CD', and 'Best Of The Wombles'. It is about Tobermory's invention that he made, pitty about the spring.

Apart from the grommet cog adjacent to the jack,
And the left-handed mangle-wheel protruding from the back,
If you bought it in a shop it would be cheap at half the price,
For a phonographic, gramophonic, record-playing, Womble-sonic, Sound-bearing contrivance or device.

When he turned on the power, there was music everywhere,
It came out of the funnel and it flew through the air:
As the record turned around, we were captured by the sound,
'Til the needle stuck
'Til the needle stuck
'Til the needle stuck
'Til the needle stuck
'Til the needle stuck

If Tobermory hadn't been so clever with his paws, He could never have invented it or fitted it with drawers.
It was put together carefully and painted red and green,
This phonographic, gramophonic, record-playing, Womble-sonic, Sound-bearing contrivance or machine.

When he turned on the power, there was music everywhere,
It came out of the funnel and it flew through the air:
As the record turned around, we were captured by the sound,
'Til the music started getting slower and slower
And slower and slower
And faster and faster and faster and faster...

He was proud of all his efforts and his audio-techniques,
He'd studied books and everything for days or even weeks,
The sprocket-laden inner spring had only broken twice,
Which was good for a gramophonic, record-playing, Womble-sonic, Sound-bearing contrivance or device.

When he turned on the power, there was music everywhere,
It came out of the funnel and it flew through the air:
As the record turned around, we were captured by the sound,
'Til the spring broke...

Walking Womble Animation, created by Johanna Cormier, modified by Matt Wells.

To Wimbledon with Love

This song is not from the original Womble songs. Although it is available on 'The Wombles Christmas Album' and 'The Ultimate Wombles Collection CD'.

When we're feeling hungry and we want to eat in style,
There's a certain little Womble Lady Fair.
Popping toadstool in the oven for a while,
The sweet aroma fills the twilight air.

Chorus:
Madame Cholet,
What's cooking with you today?
We think you're a real cool pie.
Madame Cholet,
As sweet as cafe au lait
From the tips of your toes to the twinkling in your eye.
Madame Cholet,
Don't go away, s'il vous plait,
We couldn't survive without you, that's no lie.
When we womble home in the evening
You'll be there by the kitchen door,
We'd like to say "Merci", Madame Cholet.

When we get up in the morning and we join the breakfast queue,
We try to make the minimum of fuss.
For even though she shouts at us and she tells us what to do,
We know this little lady is for us.

Walking Womble Animation, created by Johanna Cormier, modified by Matt Wells.

Underground Overture

Underground Overture is from the Album 'Keep On Wombling'. It is also on 'The Ultimate Wombles Collection CD' and 'The Wombles Christmas Album'. Orinoco is again dreaming! This time he is the conductor.

And I dreamed I was the conductor,
Down at Madison Square.
I stood in front of the orchestra
There were thousands of people there.
And the lights went down around me,
And I opened up the score,
The room was filled with the magical thrill of the Underground Overture.

Underground Overture,
The room was filled with the magical thrill of the Underground Overture.

Well there was no orchestra finer
Than the one I dreamed was mine.
And we changed from Major to Minor all at the very same time.
As we came to the end of the coda, they were calling out for more,
So I stood my ground second time around,
And gave a brief encore.

Walking Womble Animation, created by Johanna Cormier, modified by Matt Wells.