February 4th, 2010


Good grief, the things you can find on the internet!

The whole "Land Down Under" used melody line from "Kookaburra" 'thing' got me thinking about silly songs about Australian animals. And that go me thinking about a video (and cassette tape) my parents got in Australia when we lived there.

Which got me wondering if I could find the lyrics to the songs I remembered.

Why, yes, yes I can.

OLD MAN EMU (John Williamson) http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/o/oldmanemu.shtml

Please Don't Call Me A Koala Bear (Don Spencer*) http://www.moron.nl/lyrics.php?id=83119&artist=Don%20Spencer

Where Does A Goanna Go? (Don Spencer) http://www.weeks.id.au/lyrics/don-spencer/where-does-a-goanna-go.php

Sugar Glider (Don Spencer) (not my favorite, but I DO remember it) http://www.weeks.id.au/lyrics/don-spencer/sugar-glider.php

* incidently, I think I remember the name 'Don Spencer' on the video tape, which might be a little odd since it included Old Man Emu

EDIT: Okay, looking at the index page (http://www.weeks.id.au/lyrics/) I have to admit to remembering all of them.

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Aaaaand now I have gone down the rabbit hole of You Tube.

Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lofgud4wLLo

led to Jake the Peg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJleJbn9G6Y

Which led to The Hippopotamus Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFUQasY3stA

and thence to Never Smile at a Crocodile http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnlOS5cnavY

and My Boomarang Won't Come Back (which is at least a different singer) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_prtbj4MtDU

Edit: Oh my. I was not expecting this. This song (Two Little Boys) was one of two my class learned for ANZAC Day one year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmL3m2zcoOI

The other was 'The Band Played Waltzing Matilda', but only the first and last verses. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG48Ftsr3OI

Edit2: drpaisley The Pogues recorded that last one, too - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lE-YjjZhwc