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The Fireman Sam Theme (also known as The Hero Next Door Song) is the song that plays in the beginning of every episode of the Fireman Sam series. There are different lyrics throughout the series depending on the version. The Series 1-4 theme was sung by Maldwyn Pope, the Series 5-9 theme was sung by Cameron Stewart, and the Series 10-present theme was sung by Oliver Davis.

Lyrics

Original Welsh Series 1-4 version

Mae diwrnod arall wedi dod,
Sam mor brydlon ag erioed.
Paratoi i fynd i'r gwaith,
Cychwyn allan ar ei daith.

Gyrru'r injan goch, Sam, Sam Tân,
Canu, canu'r gloch, Sam, Sam Tân,
Sam o Bontypandy
Arwr ein pentref bach ni.

Pawb yn disgwyl ar y stryd,
Sam yn dod bob dydd yr un pryd.
Dyma Sam, o dacw fo,
"Bore da", "hwyl fawr", "da bo'".

Gyrru'r injan goch, Sam, Sam Tân,
Canu, canu'r gloch, Sam, Sam Tân,
Sam o Bontypandy
Arwr ein pentref bach ni.

Series 1-4 version

When he hears the fire bell chime,
Fireman Sam is there on time.
Putting on his coat and hat,
In less than seven seconds flat.

He's always on the scene, Fireman Sam.
And his engine's bright and clean, Fireman Sam.
You cannot ignore,
Sam is the hero next door.

Driving down the busy streets,
Greeting people that he meets.
Someone could be in a jam
So hurry, hurry, Fireman Sam.

He's always on the scene, Fireman Sam.
And his engine's bright and clean, Fireman Sam.
You cannot ignore,
Sam is the hero next door.

Series 1-4 ending theme version

When he hears the fire bell chime,
Fireman Sam is there on time.
Someone might be in a jam
So hurry, hurry, Fireman Sam.

He's always on the scene, Fireman Sam.
And his engine's bright and clean, Fireman Sam.
You cannot ignore,
Sam is the hero next door.

Full theme version

When he hears that fire bell chime,
Fireman Sam is there on time.
Putting on his coat and hat,
In less than seven seconds flat.

He's always on the scene.
Fireman Sam!
And his engine's bright and clean.
Fireman Sam!
You cannot ignore,
Sam is the hero next door.

Driving down the busy streets,
Greeting people that he meets.
Someone could be in a jam,
So, hurry hurry Fireman Sam.

So move aside, make way.
Fireman Sam!
'Cos he's gonna save the day.
Fireman Sam!
He's the one we adore.
Sam is the hero next door.

When he's fighting fires,
He's always cool and calm.
And everyone admires,
When there's a fire alarm.
The way he never tires,
He always sees it through
And that's true.
Hey!

So move aside, make way.
Fireman Sam!
'Cause he's gonna save the day.
Fireman Sam!
He's the one we adore.
Sam is the hero next door.

If your kite's caught in a tree,
Sam will climb and set it free.
If you're stuck give him a shout.
Sam will always help you out.

Hooray for Fireman Sam!
He's always brave and strong.
Hooray for Fireman Sam!
And when there's something wrong.
He'll always be along
To help both you and me
Don't you see.

He's always on the scene.
Fireman Sam!
And his engine's bright and clean.
Fireman Sam!
You cannot ignore,
Sam is the hero next door.

Everybody knows
Fireman Sam.
Dressed in his fireman's clothes.
Fireman Sam!
Well, we've seen him before.
Sam is the hero next door.

So move aside, make way.
Fireman Sam!
'Cause he's gonna save the day.
Fireman Sam!
He's the one we adore.
Sam is the hero next door.

He's always on the scene.
Fireman Sam!
And his engine's always bright and clean.
Fireman Sam!
You cannot ignore,
Sam is the hero next door.

Come on, Sam!

Fireman Sam!

Series 5 and movie version

When he hears that fire alarm,
Sam is always cool and calm.
If you're stuck, give him a shout;
He'll be there to help you out.

So move aside make way, for Fireman Sam!
'cause he's gonna save the day, Fireman Sam.
'cause he's brave to the core,
Sam is the hero next door!

If there's trouble he'll be there;
Underground or in the air.
Fireman Sam and all the crew,
They'll be there to rescue you.

So move aside make way, for Fireman Sam!
'cause he's gonna save the day, Fireman Sam!
'cause he's brave to the core.
Sam is the hero next door!

Series 5-present ending theme version

So move aside make way, for Fireman Sam!
'cause he's gonna save the day, Fireman Sam!
'cause he's brave to the core.
Sam is the hero next door!

Series 6-present version

When he hears that fire alarm,
Sam is always cool and calm.
If you're stuck, give him a shout;
He'll be there to help you out.

So move aside make way, for Fireman Sam!
'cause he's gonna save the day, Fireman Sam.
'cause he's brave to the core,
Sam is the hero next door!

Trivia

  • The CGI series is shortened to 30 seconds, except at the beginnings of hour long specials where the full version of the new theme song, as heard in Series 5, is used.
  • The Korean dub of the Series 5, the intro is shortened to 30 seconds and starts halfway through the intro.
  • In the Italian and Hebrew dubs, the 1987 theme tune is played over the 2003 introduction and credits sequence.
    • Ironically, In the Slovak dub, the 1987 theme tune is played over the 2008's introduction sequence.
  • The Polish version of the 1987 theme is played in a completely different arrangement, with the singer out of sync with the music.
  • The Slovak version of the 1987 theme uses a synth piano cover of the original instrumental, but in later versions it uses the original theme.
  • The British music duo Pound Shop Boys did a cover of the Fireman Sam theme in 2017 which combines the lyrics of the original Series 1 - 4 theme and the Series 5/Movie theme.
  • In the Series 5 intro Norman is shown as having got his head stuck in the park's fence, similar to how he got stuck in Norman's Tricky Day, however this was not actually seen in any episode. It is possible that this idea was either later retooled for Dusty in Joker Soaker (or maybe even a deleted scene for the episode) or was intended as a reference to the original series.
  • The version of the theme in Series 12 is sped up to 1.05 speed.
  • In the Series 5 intro, a cereal box can be seen which closely resembles Kellogg's Corn Flakes.
  • The Arabic version of the Series 1-4 intro uses a different instrumental, and has an extra scene added taken from Rich and Famous.
  • From Heroes of the Storm and onwards, the theme received a brand new guitar arrangement plus other instruments in a modernization attempt.

Goofs

  • In the first CGI intro (Series 6 - 7) when Sam, Elvis, and Radar left with Jupiter, Jupiter's side logo was missing and Penny's helmet could not be seen on the shelf even though she did not go to an emergency. Both these goofs were corrected in the Series 8 - 9 intro.
  • In the Series 5 intro as Sam is driving Jupiter down the main street of Pontypandy during the line "...Fireman Sam! 'Cause he's gonna save the day!...", if one looks closely it can be seen that Jupiter's lights do not flash at the correct rate near the end of the shot.
  • During the shot where Wallaby 1 and Jupiter are both moving at the same time in the series 6-9 intro, one of Jupiter's lockers is wide open, and Sam and Elvis do not have their helmets on.
  • In the Original intro (Series 1 - 4) Sam drives off from his house in Jupiter, but he leaves the front door open due to slipping on Norman's Skateboard.

CD releases

Gallery

Series 1-4 version

Series 5 version

Series 6-8 version

Series 10 version

Videos

Series 1-4

Series 5

Series 6 - 8

Series 9

Series 10

Series 11 - 12

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