Sunday, December 11, 2005

A Very Aussie Christmas


[I have included some Aussie Slang definitions at the end of this post for those less-informed about the aussie lingo]

Jingle Bells, Aussie style (Traditional/Colin Buchanan © 1992 Rondor Music)

Dashing through the bush,
in a rusty Holden Ute,
Kicking up the dust,
esky in the boot,
Kelpie by my side,
singing Christmas songs,
It's Summer time and I am in
my singlet, shorts and thongs

Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Christmas in Australia on a scorching summers day, Hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut !,
Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute.

Engine's getting hot;
we dodge the kangaroos,
The swaggie climbs aboard,
he is welcome too.
All the family's there,
sitting by the pool,
Christmas Day the Aussie way,
by the barbecue.

Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Christmas in Australia on a scorching summers day, Hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!,
Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute.

Come the afternoon,
Grandpa has a doze,
The kids and Uncle Bruce,
are swimming in their clothes.

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Slang Definitions:
Lingo: language
ute: a
pick-up truck
esky: ice box perfect for picnics and footy matches. Click here for the perfect aussie esky
singlet: tank-top
thongs: flip-flops
swaggie: old-school back-packer
beaut: shortened form of beautiful

4 comments:

Liz Yarker said...

I can't believe that you described that picture as the "PERFECT aussie esky"! Did you realise it was a ford???? :-)

Also, for the people who don't know what a ute was - that is one... but not a good one - Go Holden!!!! :-)

Liz

James y said...

have to agree with my wife there, its a good idea lou... but a ford?, by the way this is th first time ive spoken tou you, merry xmas and i hope you have fun over there. kepp well and see you some time,

LabiaLady said...

Hi Lou, I found you via Naked Ovary... I can't let a fellow aussie blog go by with out taking a peek.
Merry Christmas
Labia Lady

Anonymous said...

Hi Lou its Kel here.Just wanted to tell you we missed you today-it just was'nt the same without you.Your blog is great, Ive just caught up on everything.Glad you are happy there,now when are you coming home?!