Note, I am looking for the ORIGINAL song. It goes something like:
At least, that’s how I remember it from my childhood.
I am NOT looking for the other version, which includes the line “What about the crocodiles along the river nile/I bet they’re all as warm as toast/they always seem to smile”
Anyone have a bead on this? I found a site a year or so ago that had a lot of the episodes digitized, but he didn’t have this song, and later shut down (for cost reasons, not piracy reasons, I believe).
MY little boy has recently become a huge chilly willy fan and we heard the original song at the end of this episode on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBGQo_OQYSo
I know you posted this a long time ago, but thought you might appreciate this anyway.
Scroll down to see embedded video on the site link above. Episode mentioned in this thread is “St. Moritz Blitz”, which contains the Chilly Willy Opening Theme song in question. All videos I saw uploaded to YouTube of this episode cuts out the opening song. But the link above has the entire video with opening.
As familiar as this obscure version of this theme song is to many of us…fondly remembered from childhood, I could only find St. Morbitz Blitz as one named episode so far. Strange, it had to have played more frequently.
Song is also available here as an audio-only clip:
^^Navigate to the “Classic Opening Songs” (on my mobile, I tapped on the right blue arrows to scroll page).
^^The song is listed on this site as “Classic Opening #4”
There’s a variation of this song on this site as well, and they refer to it as the Chilly Willy Polka (but it’s not the original that was sung by Chilly Willy himself).
My husband remembers this song more than the better known theme song (the one with lyrics “…but what about the crocodile”…) and I took a good chunk out of my morning finding it for him…but I did thanks to all the clues here in the thread.
Thank you internet 2019. And thank you all in this thread.