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Funny Australian Songs
Music from Down Under: the Humorous Side of Australian Music
Do you like funny songs? Do you love the Australian accent? I'm sure you said "yes," so I know you are going to like the funny Australian songs I'll share with you here.
I lived in Australia for 3 1/2 years and loved the country and the people. They have a great sense of humor and a laid-back attitude towards life. "No worries, mate," was a phrase one heard often.
The music of Australia includes plenty of humorous tunes and novelty songs that reflects this attitude. Here's a sampling for your listening pleasure. I was privileged to hear some of it first-hand in Alice Springs where I lived. There was Ted Egan, Bloodwood and once a week, the folk music perfomances.
Feel free to hum along and laugh out loud at these offbeat, Aussie tunes. First you'll hear songs for the whole family, then there is a section of funny Australian songs for grown-ups, then at the end are funny Australian Christmas songs.
Looking for Funny Australian Christmas Songs? - They are towards the end of this web page
Image available on a card from Zazzle: Australian Santa riding a Christmas kangaroo Greeting Card by Dennis_Holmes
Ted Egan Was My First Experience with Humorous Australian Songs
I took this photo about 1990 or 1991 at his show near Alice Springs in Australia's Northern Territory. The beer box on the table is used like a drum for him to tap along with his singing.
His albums feature folk songs and songs that he writes himself. Some are quite funny.
Fun Australian Songs for the Whole Family
Old Man Emu Sung by John Williamson
Travel to Australia to Hear the Songs First Hand
Most Americans dream of taking a trip down under. While you're in Australia, make a point of taking in some music performances. You'll be glad you did.
Jump, Jump, Jump Like a Kangaroo - Fun Australian song for kids (and I like it a lot too)
I Love John Williamson's Songs
His voice is so smooth and mellow.
True Blue was a huge hit for him.
How Much Fun Did You Have Listening to These Australian Songs?
Vote in the poll
Funny Australian Christmas Songs
The Australian Jingle Bells by Bucko and Champs
Clarifying Aussie Words or Slang in This Song
What It Means
trunk of the car
cattle dog or sheep dog
Bucko and Champs - Pretty Funny
These fellows have a great way with a song parody. They have a version of Frosty the Yobbo. You'll want to hear Deck the Shed with Bits of Wattle also. Have fun singing along with the chorus.
You can find these on YouTube or get their album so you can listen anytime you want.
Bucko and Champs - Australian Christmas Album - Aussie Christmas With Bucko & Champs Volume 1 & 2
If you enjoyed the video above, then treat yourself to more of Bucko & Champs' Australian Christmas tunes.
What Are Boomers?
For the next song, I'll clue you in that "boomers" is an adjective used for something large. In this case it means large kangaroos.
Six White Boomers - A Fun Song for the Kiddos
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True Blue Aussie Christmas - Album available from Amazon
You won't want to miss these: Merry Bloody Xmas, Aussie Jingle Bells or Six White Boomers. Also lots of fun is Deck the Sheds with Boughs of Wattle.
Christmas in Australia - This one is for the littlies
In case you need an interpreter, "littlies" is Australian-speak for "kids."
Sing Along with the Words on the Screen - Christmas in Australia
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