Thomas the Tank Engine Theme for Ukulele

Thomas the Tank Engine for Ukulele

There’s something very sinister and unnerving about this tune. It’s slow, plodding pace and the sneaky key change creep me out a little and the first two bars always remind me of ‘Symptom of The Universe’. I love it.

I believe that it’s no longer in use on the current version of ‘Thomas’. This is a shame.

What This Piece Can Teach You –¬†

  • Play a tune that changes key. Oh yeah.
  • How to control fat.
  • Rock that diminished chord.
  • Entertain adults and perhaps children.

I have such warm memories of this piece of music. Whenever I hear it, I long to attach myself to a track and gently shunt Henry and George into a tunnel whilst Ringo Starr makes calming comments. Ah.

The tab here is a guide. I haven’t notated it exactly as I play in the video. My fingers have a life of their own. Watch out ladies. However, it will get you through the basic melody. It does fly up and down the neck with many odd chord positions and thirds and stuff. Toward the end it appears that I played a diminished descending run that I chose not to notate. Do you know the ¬†diminished shape? It’s my favourite thing ever. Look out for it in bar 25.

This is the classic version of the Thomas theme. I actually just listened to the newer version and you know what? It’s not bad. Any interest in that? Let me know. Also, anyone remember the game? I played it on c64. Chiptunes 4eva.

Thomas The Tank Engine – Original Theme for Solo Ukulele

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32 Comments to “Thomas the Tank Engine Theme for Ukulele”

  1. stuart says:

    i cant pay this i am 10 years old

  2. Bre says:

    Can I please get the tabs for this?? My nephew is 3 and loves Thomas, and when I showed him this he looked at me and asked, “Can you play that for me on your little guitar?!” (He calls my ukulele my little guitar.)

  3. Trev says:

    Could I please have the chords for this? My two and a half year old has picked up the harmonica and is asking for us to play the Thomas song!


  4. TJ says:

    Could you please email the tab for Thomas, my son will love it. Thanks.

  5. CJ says:

    Sounded flawless!
    Could you send this to my e-mail account?
    My nephew just got into watching cartoons and stuff, and he loves Thomas!

  6. Tyler says:

    Can I have the tabs/chords for this too? Thank you!

  7. Heather says:


    My two year old Grandson loves Thomas the Tank Engine and I’d also love the Uke chords for this if you are happy to share them. He either strums away on his little uke or pounds my bodhran whenever it is on tele.

    Many thanks

  8. Please email me the chords to this lovely [and VERY unforgettable] song. I can’t seem to get the hang of it on my guitar and it is running through my head almost all of the time. Thank you.


    p.s. I’m 70 years old.

  9. J. P. says:

    I’d love the tab for this, thank you!

  10. Victoria says:

    Hello! My nephew loves Thomas and trains. Can you send me the tabs to this song?

  11. sam says:

    is this still tab still available, I would love a copy I it still is thanks.

  12. Nic says:


    Can I have the tabs to for this song? A friend’s 2 year old is going crazy over this song. Thanks in advance!!

  13. Nic says:


    Could you send me the chords for this? My friend’s 2 year old loves it!!


  14. Jean says:

    Hey, i’d really appreciate it if you could email me the tabs for this!
    Thanks in advance

  15. Chris says:

    Please send me these tabs. It will take me a month to figure it out on my own!

  16. Allan Mc Donald says:

    Hi, Just want to thank you for all your FREE

  17. Allan Mc Donald says:

    Continued… tabs, I even have a folder dedicated to you, funny enough it’s called Carl.I love the way u set them out & size of yr tabs.Cheers, & keep up the great work.

  18. Richard says:

    This is a great post. I just discovered your site through Uke Hunt. My 18 month old song will love this. Thomas and his daddy’s ukulele are his favorite things. Thank you for making this available.

  19. ZR says:

    Hi there, great song, I was wondering if you could send me the tab for this? My nephew loves Thomas and I have recently purchased and am learning ukelele

  20. Nathan says:

    Could you please send me the tabs for this my son is 2 and is absolutely obsessed with Thomas and the ukulele I would love to play this for him and also teach him when he is a little older


  21. Eliza says:

    Could you please email me the ukulele chords to this song? Also if you have chords to the new version as well that would be great. Thank you!

  22. tiller says:

    hey i was wondering if i could have the tabs for this! thank you

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