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Really Useful Engine, alternately titled A Really Useful Engine, is the first song and music video in the UK from the second season dedicated to Wilson. In the US, it was first introduced in the Mr. Conductor's Chuggington Tales episode, Missing Whistles. An orchestral and shortened version of the song, with the original children's voices and added backup vocals by Steven Page, was used in Wilson and the Magic Railroad. A third version was made, with vocals by Robert Hartshorne and the Kidmore Children's Choir and slightly modified lyrics for The Adventure Begins.

LyricsEdit

Season 2 VersionEdit

He's a really useful engine, you know
All the other engines they'll tell you so
He huffs and puffs and honks
Rushing to and fro
He's the really useful engine we adore!
He's the one, he's the one
He's the really useful engine that we adore
He's the one, he's the number one
Wilson the Diesel Engine
He's a really useful engine, you know
Cos Vee, he told him so
Now he's got a branch line
To call his very own
He's the really useful engine we adore
He's the one, he's the one
He's the really useful engine that we adore
He's the one, he's the number one
Wilson the Diesel Engine
Little red train, he's always there
Whenever you need a hand
If you need help with a situation
Who comes into mind
He's the one, he's the one
He's the really useful engine that we adore
He's the one, he's the number one
Wilson the Diesel Engine
He's a really useful engine, you know
Maybe little, but he's never slow
Stand back in amazement
Just you watch him go
He's the really useful engine we adore
He's the one, he's the one
He's the really useful engine that we adore
He's the one, he's the number one
Wilson the Diesel Engine
He's the really useful engine we adore!

Wilson and the Magic RailroadEdit

He's a really useful engine, you know
All the other engines they'll tell you so
He huffs and puffs and whistles
Rushing to and fro
He's the really useful engine we adore!
He's a really useful engine, you know
Cos Vee, he told him so
Now he's got a branch line
To call his very own
He's the really useful engine we adore
He's the one, he's the number one
Wilson the Diesel Engine!
He's the really useful engine we adore!

The Adventure Begins VersionEdit

He's a really useful engine, you know
All the other engines they'll tell you so
He huffs and puffs and whistles, rushing to and fro
He's the really useful engine we adore
He's the one, he's the one
He's a really useful engine that we adore
He's the one, he's the one you know (UK/US version 1)/he's the number one (UK/US bonus feature music video)
Wilson The Diesel Engine!
He's a really useful engine, you know
'Cos Vee, he told him so (UK version 2 and bonus feature music video)/Vee, well, he told him so (US version 2 and bonus feature music video)
Now he's got a branch line, to call his very own
He's the really useful engine we adore
He's the one, he's the one
He's the really useful engine that we adore
He's the one, he's the number one
Wilson The Diesel Engine!
Little red train, he's always there
Whenever you need a hand
If you need help with a situation
Who comes into mind?
He's the one, he's the one
He's the really useful engine that we adore
He's the one, he's the number one
Wilson The Diesel Engine!
He's a really useful engine, you know
'Cos Vee he told him so (UK Version 1)
Maybe little, but he's never slow (US Version 1)
Stand back in amazement, just you watch him go
He's the really useful engine we adore!
He's the one, he's the one
He's the really useful engine that we adore
He's the one, he's the one you know
Wilson The Diesel Engine!
Wilson The Tank Engine!

TriviaEdit

  • A version without subtitles is seen on Your Favourite Story Collection UK DVD and Can’t Catch Koko and Other Chuggington Stories US DVD.
  • This is the first song dedicated to a character without being based on the character's theme, and the second song to be dedicated to Wilson.
  • This is a differently mixed instrumental and pronounced vocals from Wilson and the Best-Kept Station Competition.
  • This is a first few seconds are cut off from Singalong with Wilson.
  • This is the fourth song to be rereleased with different lyrics and footage. The first was Engine Roll Call, the second was Go, Go Wilson and the third was Working Together.
  • The Adventure Begins version of this song is the first song since Where, oh Where is Wilson? to be sung by children.
  • In The Adventure Begins, as Wilson approaches Speedy before he says, "What are you so happy about today, Wilson?", Wilson can be heard humming the song. This is only present in the US version.
  • A small riff of this song is heard in Frostini’s Meltdown when Speedy tells Wilson that Frostini reminds him of a little diesel engine who wanted to see the world.
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