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Episode "Jay Jay Earns His Wings"
Genre Ballad, Pop, Rock
Sung by Jay Jay
Lyrics by Don MacMannis, Ph.D.
Arranged and Produced by Craig Dobbin
Brian Mann
Length 1:17

"Caterpillar" is a song sung at the end of "Jay Jay Earns His Wings". Jay Jay sings this as he and the newly hatched butterfly fly through the air together, as celebration of both "earning their wings" - Jay Jay trying a second attempt at Captain Wentworth's delivering and finishing on time, and the butterfly, which started out as a caterpillar before its long-time metamorphosis.


Jay Jay: Caterpillar, caterpillar,
Look at you, you're a big surprise.
You've got your wings,
And just like me, you can fly-y!

You're a butterfly!

Caterpillar, caterpillar,
Growin' up before my eyes.
We've got our wings,
Let's celebrate and fly-y...

Into the skies!

Come fly...
Come fly...
Come fly...
Come fly...
Come fly!


  • This is one of few non-reprise songs to play at the very end of an episode.
  • This is also the second butterfly themed song, following "Breezy".
  • Jay Jay's voice is autotuned in the last verse, as one can hear backing vocals when he sings.

Key Change

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Jay Jay the Jet Plane Songs

Model Series
Gee How I Love to Fly | Why I Want To Fly | Pangabula | Magical Imaginal Eyes

Main Series
Jay Jay the Jet Plane Theme Song | Amelia | I'm Finally Gonna See Myself | You Are Unique | Nobody Does Things Better Than Big Jake | What's The Matter With Big Jake | That's What I'll Do | The Very Merry Michael O. Tarry School | In The Record Book | Going There With You | Make My Day | Your Very Own Star | Hero Herky | Wing Wigglin' | My Baby Tree | Double Over...Loop-De-Loop | Digadeezip | That's What Makes The World Go Round | The Biggest Picture | On a Switch-Around Day | Two of a Kind | Bubble Gum Friend | Flying Up | Treasuring The Friendship That We've Got | Look At Me, I'm Fine | O Christmas Tree | Jingle Bells | Santa's Little Helpers | Following the Leader | Caterpillar | Dancing Shoes | Up Is Up | I'm Being Followed By The Moon | A Special Something | Imagine | Turn These Hiccups Off | The Truth About Losing a Tooth | Watch and Listen | Funny Face | Color Me a Rainbow | Together Is a Better Way to Be | She's Incredible | What Can a Little Plane Do? | Proper Chopper Scout | A Traveling Song | Clean It Up | Dinosaur Hunt | Too Many | Goin' to the Ocean | I'm a Speedy Guy | You Can Count On Me | Won'tcha Come Back To Me | Imagination Celebration | Okefenokee | The Tarrytown Sky Parade | I'm Revvin' Revvin' Evan | I Wanna Be With You | Fun Plus One | The First Time That I See A Shooting Star | At The Fair | The Opposites Game | Super Sonic Boom | Breezy | Where Does the Music Come From? | Taking Turns Time | My Snuggly Wuggly One | Fire Fighter Crew | Candy Crazy | I Never Give Up! | Mr. Snowman | I Like Surprises | Full-Of-Wonder, Wonderful Day | My Rainbow World | Happiness Is Helping All the Rest | Check It With Your Heart | Thank You, Mrs. Blue An Amazing Blazing Light Parade | Circle of the Seasons Oceans of Fun | The Counting Game Wrap Me Up In Yellow | Absolutely Blue | Green Green Green | Bound To See A Little Brown | Orange | One Rainbow | My Favorite

Jay Jay's Mysteries Series
Jay Jay's Mysteries | You Can Do It | You Did It | Rainbow Ride | Most Anything At All | What Time Is It? | Size and Shape