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Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover is a song from the fourth season based on Terence's theme. It first aired in the US on the Shining Time Station spin-off series, Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales episode, For the Birds. Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover is a song from the fourth season based on Terence's theme.

Lyrics

Thomas first saw Terence the Tractor

Plowing in a field one day

And he said, "My oh my, you do look funny.

Where are your wheels, are your wheels, are your wheels?

How ever do you move along?

You really do look funny."

"Don't be so rude", said Terence the Tractor

"I don't have wheels like you

Because my caterpillar tracks are so much better.

And I can go anywhere, anywhere, anywhere

I don't need rails like you.

One day I will prove it, show you how I do it

Then you will understand...


(Chorus)


Don't judge a book by its cover

Don't make your mind up too soon

Things aren't necessarily

Always what they appear to be

Don't judge a book by its cover

Don't make your mind up too soon

Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never

Never judge a book by its cover


Sure enough, one winter's day

When the snow lay deep and hard

Thomas got stuck, he was in trouble

And who do you think came along, came along

And rescued him that day

The snow didn't matter to Terence the Tractor

Now Thomas understands...


(Chorus)


Don't judge a book by its cover

Don't make your mind up too soon

Things aren't necessarily

Always what they appear to be

Don't judge a book by its cover

Don't make your mind up too soon

Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never

Never judge a book by its cover.


Don't judge a book by its cover

Don't make your mind up too soon

Things aren't necessarily

Always what they appear to be.

Don't judge a book by its cover

Just remember the rule

Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never

Never judge a book....

By its cover!

Characters

Episodes

Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure - A distant shot features Thomas puffing past the Windmill in snow.
  • Thomas and the Special Letter - The overhead shot of the engines at the big city has been extended.
  • Time for Trouble - The distant shot of Gordon puffing past the viaduct has largely been extended.
  • Toad Stands By:
  1. A deleted shot of some Troublesome Trucks.
  2. A deleted shot of Percy and some trucks.
  3. A deleted panning shot to the left of Oliver's trucks before S. C. Ruffey is broken.
  • Sleeping Beauty - Toby rolls his eyes while at Tidmouth Sheds.
  • Special Attraction - Percy rolls his eyes after the trucks land on Bulstrode.
  • Unknown - A shot from the third season shows Percy, Gordon, and James with their loads puffing through the bridges by the canal river.

Trivia

  • The Norwegian version has a slightly different musical arrangement.

Goofs

  • The lyrics say "That you don't judge a book by its cover," but the on-screen lyrics only say "Don't judge a book by its cover."

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese みかけによらないテレンス Terence Can't Be Judged By His Appearance
Norwegian Døm ikke boken av utseende Don't Judge a Book By It's Look
Spanish Con Sólo Ver Su Portada With Only Looking At It's Cover
Portuguese As aparências enganam Looks can be Deceiving

Home Media Releases

UK

US

DVD Boxsets

AUS

  • Story and Song Collection
  • Thomas and the Jet Engine

DVD Boxsets

  • 60th Anniversary - Limited Edition Boxset

JPN

NOR

  • Songs and Tales

CDS

Gallery

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