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madnut 25 Oct 97 - 02:08 AM
Joe Offer 25 Oct 97 - 05:38 AM
bigj 26 Oct 97 - 07:06 PM
Alex 28 Oct 97 - 09:39 PM
Earl 28 Oct 97 - 11:49 PM
Helen 29 Oct 97 - 08:36 AM
Earl 29 Oct 97 - 02:19 PM
Alex 30 Oct 97 - 06:30 PM
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Will 30 Oct 97 - 08:54 PM
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Wolfgang Hell 31 Oct 97 - 07:01 AM
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Joe Offer 20 Mar 01 - 08:56 PM
GUEST,John Gray/Australia 20 Mar 01 - 09:27 PM
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Subject: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: madnut
Date: 25 Oct 97 - 02:08 AM

I'm looking for the lyrics to the song" My boomerang won't come back " . I don't know any words to this song at this time , I'm doing a song search for my father , any help would be appreciated. thanks MADNUT


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Oct 97 - 05:38 AM

My Boomerang won't come back.
My Boomerang won't come back.
I've waved the thing all over the place,
Practiced 'til I was black in the face,
I'm a big disgrace the aborigine race,
My Boomerang won't come back.

You mean THAT one? Well, they'd chase us both out of here if I posted the entire lyrics. I think you'd better go to the International Lyrics Server for that one.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: bigj
Date: 26 Oct 97 - 07:06 PM

Do you know what they call a boomerang that doesn't come back? A stick!


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: Alex
Date: 28 Oct 97 - 09:39 PM

I remember this one sung by Brit comedian Charlie Drake in the early sixties?

Talking of boomerangs - there was an Aussie in the pub the other night - I knew he was an Aussie because he had a boomerang in his pocket and the bartender had to throw him out five times!


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: Earl
Date: 28 Oct 97 - 11:49 PM

It was Rolf Harris.


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: Helen
Date: 29 Oct 97 - 08:36 AM

No Earl, It was Charlie Drake - the Britsh accent (was he a Cockney?) made it funnier, at the non-PC time, and besides, my excuse for thinking it was funny is that I was only very very young then :-) Helen


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: Earl
Date: 29 Oct 97 - 02:19 PM

I must have been thinking of "Tie Me Kangaroo Down." I was too young to know the difference between an Australian and a British accent of any kind. In fact those two songs pretty well sum up everything I knew about Australian culture as a child.


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: Alex
Date: 30 Oct 97 - 06:30 PM

"Australian Culture" - was that oxymoron?


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: Helen
Date: 30 Oct 97 - 08:23 PM

All right, all right, keep the jokes coming - get the Aussie bashing out of your systems and then we'll resume normal transmission.

What I do find scary though, is that Earl found out everything her knew about Aussie culture through a Rolf Harris song and a Charlie Drake song. That's scarier than Halloween.

Besides, Alex, Aussie culture is multi-cultural and that definitely makes it worth living here.

Helen


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: Will
Date: 30 Oct 97 - 08:54 PM

Hi, Helen. What are the major parts of the multi-culture? I assume British and aboriginal. What others go along with those?


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: Earl
Date: 30 Oct 97 - 11:48 PM

I know more now, I've seen some Yahoo Serious movies.


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: Helen
Date: 31 Oct 97 - 12:30 AM

Will, You name a country or an ethnic group and we've got it here somewhere. There are the Celtic people of course, there are probably equal numbers of WASPs/Anglo-Saxons as there are people of Celtic background. After WWII we had a lot of European migration, so we have Greeks, Italians, Poles, Slavs, and Germans, and we have a lot of people from Asian, Pacific and Middle Eastern countries as well. It makes eating out a treat, all that wonderful food to choose from, and in the next suburb from where I live they hold a multicultural Fiesta in the main street on a regular basis, so we get to listen to their music and watch their dances as well.

What more could we ask for?

And, Earl - that's even scarier, finding out about Oz from Yahoo Serious' films. BTW, he comes originally from Newcastle, where I live.

Helen


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 31 Oct 97 - 07:01 AM

oxymoron? pleonasm!


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: Alex
Date: 31 Oct 97 - 11:33 PM

Jeez, these Aussies are so laid back it's tough to get them to rise to the bait. I met a lot of them in the late sixties in London's Earls Court area (We used to call it Kangaroo Valley, there were so many of them) We'd drink a while and if it didn't look like there was much chance of getting laid, we (Scots, Irish and Aussies) would start a fight with the English. Great fun! Great people! My favorite Aussie joke:

Bruce: "Hey, Sheila d' y' wanna fuck?" Sheila: "Okay, Bruce, y' smooth-talkin' bastard!"


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: Helen
Date: 02 Nov 97 - 04:43 PM

Alex, My favourite Aussie joke is: Q: What is the most-used part of the body in Australian foreplay. A: The elbow. (Nudge) Are you awake, Shirl?

Helen, BTW, my boyfriend's name is actually Bruce, but he isn't an Aussie yobbo.

Do you need a translation for *yobbo*? Just read what Alex said about Earl's Court, or watch a Bazza McKenzie movie.


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Subject: ADD: My Boomerang Won't Come Back
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 08:56 PM

Back in 1997, I resisted the temptation to post the lyrics, and posted a link to this song at the late, great International Lyrics Server. Today, in another thread, Justa Picker posted a link to the song at another site. Just so we don't lose track of this great piece of literature again, I think I'll post the lyrics here.
Forgive me.
-Joe Offer-

My Boomerang Won't Come Back
(Charlie Drake)

{Oom-yacka-wurka, oom-yacka-wurka, oom-yacka-wurka}

In the bad backlands of Australia
Many years ago,
The aborigine tribes were meeting,
Having a big pow-wow.

{Oom-yacka-wurka, oom-yacka-wurka}

"We got a lot of trouble, Chief,
On account of your son Mack."
"My boy Mack? Why, what's wrong with him?"
Drake: My boomerang won't come back.
"Your boomerang won't come back?"

Drake: My boomerang won't come back,
My boomerang won't come back,
I've waved the thing all over the place,
Practised till I was black in the face,
I'm a big disgrace to the Aborigine race,
My boomerang won't come back.

Drake: I can ride a kangaroo {yeah yeah}
Make kinkajou stew {yeah yeah}
But I'm a big disgrace to the Aborigine race,
My boomerang won't come back.

They banished him from the tribe then
And sent him on his way,
He had a backless boomerang
So here he could not stay.

{Outback animal noises.}

Drake: [Spoken] This is nice, innit? Getting banished at my time of life. What a way to spend an evening: sitting on a rock in the middle of the desert with me boomerang in me hand. I shall very likely get bushwhacked.

{An animal roars; Drake shrieks back.}

Drake: Get out of it! You nasty bushwhacking animal. Think I'll make a nice cup of tea. {Doing, doing, doing...} Good gracious! There goes a kangaroo. I must have a practice with me boomerang: hit him right behind the left earhole. Now then, slowly back.

[Gruff voice] If you throw that thing at me, I'll jump right on your head. {It chuckles and bounces away.}

Drake: Innit marvellous? Got a land full of kangaroos and I had to pick that one.

For three long months he sat there
Or maybe it was four,
Then an old old man in a kangaroo skin
Came a-knocking at his door.

"Well, I'm the local witch doctor, son,
They call me George Alfred Black.
Now tell me, what's your trouble, boy?"
Drake: My boomerang won't come back.
"Your boomerang won't come back?"

Drake: My boomerang won't come back,
My boomerang won't come back,
I've waved the thing all over the place,
Practised till I was black in the face,
I'm a big disgrace to the Aborigine race,
My boomerang won't come back.

"Don't worry, boy, I know the trick,
And to you I'm gonna show it.
If you want your boomerang to come back,
Well first you've got to... throw it."

Drake: Ooh, yes! Never thought of that. Daddy will be pleased. Must have a go, nyuh-huh! Excuse me. Now then, slowly back... and throw.

{Boomerang whizzes away; a plane approaches and suddenly falls out of the sky.}

Drake: Ooh my God! I've hit the flying doctor. Eee-hee-hee! Can you do first aid?
Witch Doctor: Don't talk to me about first aid, boy, you owe me fourteen chickens, you know, when I learned you to throw the boomerang, you know, first things first.
Drake: Yes, I know that, but I mean, I think on this occasion, you know, you could be a bit more perspective...


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: GUEST,John Gray/Australia
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 09:27 PM

Will, Here in Melbourne we have the biggest Greek community outside the city of Athens. And hey, those blokes invented culture, didn't they? I could never understand though why they left all those beautiful buidings only half finished. Must have had big problems with the construction unions in those days.

JG / F.M.E.


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: Wolfgang
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 03:29 AM

Joe,
the older one gets the more difficult it is to resist a worthwhile temptation. Each temptation could be the last one.

Wolfgang (grinning)


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: aussiebloke
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 04:00 AM

Now then, lets be careful not to confuse the Aussies with the Ockers...


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: MMario
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 08:29 AM

audio here My boomerang won't come back


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Subject: RE: lyrics: My boomerang won't come back
From: mousethief
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 10:51 AM

God bless Dr. Demento. I love this song. PC schmeesee, it's funny.

Alex "I am not a racist" Mousethief


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