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Lyr Req: Good-Night Mister Kangaroo

Mr Happy 28 Oct 03 - 04:37 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 10 Dec 03 - 01:16 AM
GUEST 24 Feb 08 - 10:13 PM
GUEST,meg 15 Jul 11 - 05:43 AM
Jim Dixon 18 Jul 11 - 04:38 AM
GUEST 28 Jul 11 - 03:07 PM
GUEST,Andy Sandford 01 Jun 13 - 08:47 PM
GUEST,Louise 18 May 15 - 05:01 PM
wysiwyg 18 May 15 - 06:31 PM
wysiwyg 18 May 15 - 06:38 PM
GUEST,Louise 19 May 15 - 03:39 AM
wysiwyg 19 May 15 - 08:40 AM
GUEST 27 Mar 16 - 03:43 PM
GUEST,MARIAN,MORECAMBE 29 Aug 17 - 02:21 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Kangaroo
From: Mr Happy
Date: 28 Oct 03 - 04:37 AM

An old childrens song came up recently in conversation & it'd be good to have all the words.

All we could recall was:

'Goodnight Mr Kangaroo,
We are tired of our play and you,
So hurry up to bed
And cover up your head
Goodnight Mr Kangaroo'

Anyone have the rest of the words?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Kangaroo
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 10 Dec 03 - 01:16 AM

fresh


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Subject: ADD: Goodnight Mr Kangaroo
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 10:13 PM

Yep, my family sings this song and my husband thought I made it up. So I did a search and found this!
    On a sunset glow, on a bungalow, on a North Australian farm.
    A dear little boy and girlie too, were playing with the great fawn kangaroo.
    In the evening time when a voice from the darkness said.
    You little ones it's time for bed.
    You dear little tired and sleepy eyed, the voice from the darkness said.
    Goodnight Mr. Kangaroo, goodnight, goodnight to you.
    In the evening when the shadows are a creeping.
    It's time for little boys and girls for sleeping.
    Go away Mr. Kangaroo. We're tired of our play and of you.
    We're off to our beds to cover up our heads.
    Goodnight Mr. Kangaroo.

At least those are the words my family sings. It may be slightly different than the one you know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Kangaroo
From: GUEST,meg
Date: 15 Jul 11 - 05:43 AM

My Mother sang this to me when I was little, I sang it to my three children and now my seven grandchildren. It was always followed up by
    Me and My Teddy Bear, got no worries got no care.
    The words that we sing are as follows
    Goodnight Mr Kangaroo, Goodnight, goodnight to you,
    Time that little girls and boys sleeping,
    Can't you see the great big moon is peeping?
    Goodnight Mr Kangaroo, I'm tired of my play with you,
    so I'm off to my bed to cover up my head.
    Goodnight Mr Kangaroo.
Lullabyes are so special and I always think of my mother when I sing this. I didn't know there was any more to the song than this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Kangaroo
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 04:38 AM

The British Library has sheet music for a song described thus:

GOOD-NIGHT, MISTER KANGAROO!
Words by Fred Godfrey; music by John Neat.
London : B. Feldman & Co, [1907]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodnight Mr Kangaroo
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 03:07 PM

Goodnite Mr Jangaroo
Im tired, so tired of you
WHen night shadows are a creeping
Its time for little boys and girls to be a sleeping
SO cover up y0ur head and toddle off to bed
Good Nite Mr Kangaroo


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Subject: ADD Version: Good-Night Mister Kangaroo
From: GUEST,Andy Sandford
Date: 01 Jun 13 - 08:47 PM

The version my Grandad (born circa 1900) used to sing to us in NW England in the 1960s went:

    When the golden moon comes a peeping, soon, Mr Kangaroo with pride
    Creeps up to the door of the bungalow
    And he won't go away, oh no oh no,
    From his playmate's side.

    From the trees a voice calls out,
    'You little ones it's time for bed'
    So three little tired and sleepy heads
    to the kangaroo then said...

    Goodnight, Mr Kangaroo,
    Goodnight, good night to you,
    Now that evening shadows are a creeping,
    It's time that little boys and girls were sleeping

    Goodnight Mr Kangaroo,
    We're tired of our play and you,
    We're off to our beds, to lay down our heads,
    Goodnight Mr Kangaroo.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good-Night Mister Kangaroo
From: GUEST,Louise
Date: 18 May 15 - 05:01 PM

My Granny's version was similar and went as follows. Granny was born 1899 in Shropshire and sang this to me in the 1960's, but my Mum seems to remember her singing it to her also, so that would be late 30's early 40's. . .
    In the sunset glow by a bungalow on a South Australian farm
    Were a dear little boy and a girlie too,
    Playing with a big fat kangaroo
    In the evening tide.

    From the trees a voice calls out,
    'You little ones it's time for bed'
    So two little tired and sleepy heads
    to the kangaroo then said...

    Go away Mr Kangaroo,
    We're tired of our games and you,
    We're off to our beds to cover up our heads,
    Goodnight Mr Kangaroo

    Now the evening moon comes a peeping, soon and Mr Kangaroo with pride
    Creeps close to the door of the bungalow
    And he wouldn't go away, oh no oh no,
    From his playmate's side.

    From the window up above,
    Two little heads are popped outside,
    Call round again when the morning comes
    Mr Kangaroo they cried …

    Go away Mr Kangaroo,
    We're tired of our games and you,
    We're off to our beds to cover up our heads,
    Goodnight Mr Kangaroo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good-Night Mister Kangaroo
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 May 15 - 06:31 PM

Want tune!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good-Night Mister Kangaroo
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 May 15 - 06:38 PM

This it?

https://youtu.be/MitDJtw7P0M


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good-Night Mister Kangaroo
From: GUEST,Louise
Date: 19 May 15 - 03:39 AM

unfortunately no, this tune is a different song altogether. Give me time and I will try and work out the score at least for the basic treble clef.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good-Night Mister Kangaroo
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 May 15 - 08:40 AM

An mp3 would be even better.....

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good-Night Mister Kangaroo
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Mar 16 - 03:43 PM

Another version my mother sang;

Goodnight, Mr Kangaroo,
Goodnight, goodnight to you,
Go to sleep, you little sleepy head,
Goodnight Mr Kangaroo.

The verse was just repeated from memory...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good-Night Mister Kangaroo
From: GUEST,MARIAN,MORECAMBE
Date: 29 Aug 17 - 02:21 PM

Goodnight Mr Kangaroo, goodnight, goodnight to you
It's time that little boys and girls were sleeping
Go away Mr Kangaroo, we're tired of our toys and you
Now we're off to our beds to cover up our heads
Goodnight Mr Kangaroo


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