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December 18, 2005

Aussie Carols (Part I)

I dunno about you lot but all this "dreaming of a white Christmas" and roasting chestnuts is sort of getting a bit dull when the temperature tomorrow is supposed to be around 40C (105F). So how about singing a few carols that are more suited to Australian conditions....

Australians let us Barbeque
[Sung to the tune of "Advance Australia Fair"]

Australians let us Barbeque
For Christmas time is here
We've Christmas pud and t-bone steaks
And slabs of ice-cold beer
We've gone and got the relies round
And we'll all have a ball
So let's kick back and have ourselves
A Yuletide free-for-all

Our forebears came from distant shores
To set this party up
So we could dine with paper plate
and polystyrene cup
On patterned plastic table cloth
We'll eat our Christmas pies
If our forebears could see us now
They'd not believe their eyes

Across this land in summer sun
In backyards small and great
We'll raise our voice in one accord
With "Merry Christmas Mate!'
In outback heat and city street
And all points in between
Come join with us and celebrate
This Aussie Christmas scene!

With sausages and coleslaw too
Then let us Barbeque.

Posted by Ozguru at December 18, 2005 06:00 PM


And I had to go hunt down a version of Aussie jingle bells on my own. :)

Posted by: Kathy K at December 19, 2005 11:56 PM