Sir Topham Hatt
(Mike O'Donnel/Junior Campbell)
name is Sir Topham Hatt
Some people say he's stout!
Rather rotund--really quite round
But he doesn't see it like that
considers he's a gentleman of merit
With a railway exquisitely fine
But his main aim--is to see that his trains
Run right on time
Sir Top--Sir Topham Hatt--he's the head of the railway
There is no doubt about that--controller of the line
It's plain as plain can be--for everyone to see
That it's the fat controller's railway
One day he was having breakfast
When Thomas decided to call
He arrived unexpected--and quite uninvited
Straight through the dining room wall
"My goodness"--said the controller
"Why didn't you knock on the door?
This won't do at all--just look at my wall
And my breakfast on the floor"
so proud of his engines
Each and every one
And though he's strict and meticulous
Favorites he has none
If ever there is trouble
You know who will be there
If there's ever a crash a smash or a muddle!
He's there at the double--no trouble!
'cause it's the fat controller's railway
Henry stayed in the tunnel
Everyone tried to push
But Sir Topham Hatt would have none of that:
"My doctor has forbidden me to push"
And one day the wind blew his hat off
A goat in the field saw his chance
just picked up the hat--said thank you for that
And ate it up for lunch