The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23513 Message #1841834
Posted By: Dave Roberts
24-Sep-06 - 04:02 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Give Me a Home among the Gum Trees
Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Give Me a Home Among the Gum Trees
I've got a version of this on a CD called 'A Taste of Australia' by a band called Bloodwood. A catchy little ditty and all good harmless fun as far as I can see.
All the usual suspects are present and correct on the CD in question:
'Click Go The Shears', 'Overlanders', 'Pub With No Beer', 'Botany Bay' and two different versions of 'Waltzing Matilda'among others.
There's even a version of the Sainted Rolf's 'Tie Me Kangaroo Down' which, I reckon, more than any other song helped shape British ideas of what Australians were like. For better or worse.