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Anne Cormack Lyr Req: Old Man Emu (John Williamson) (4) Lyr Add: OLD MAN EMU (John Williamson) 17 Mar 97


Tony, this comes from "Fair Dinkum Songs" by John Williamson.

OLD MAN EMU

1. Let me tell you of an interview with Old Man Emu
He's got a beak and feathers an' things
But the poor old fella ain't got no wings
Aren't you jealous of the wedge-tail eagle?
Dom ba da little da da da
While the eagle's flyin' round an' round
I keep my two feet firmly on the ground

CHORUS 1: Ba da da doo dee ba doo doo doo,
Boo da da doot doo doo doo
I can't fly but I' telling you
I can run the pants off a kangaroo

CHORUS 1: Ba da da doo dee ba doo doo doo,
Boo da da doot doo doo doo
He can't fly but I'm telling you
he can run the pants off a kangaroo.

2. Well he was the model for the fifty cents
Oom ba da little da da da
The designer should've had more sense
Dom ba da little da da da
If you take a look it'll prove to you
I ran the pants off a kangaroo

CHORUS 2: Doo dee ba doo doo doo....
Boo da da doot doo doo doo...
Take a look it'll prove to you
He can run the pants off a kangaroo...

3. You can't loop the loo like a cockatoo
Oom ba da little da da da
Swoop and toos like an albatross
Oom ba da little da da da

SPOKEN: You silly galah, I'm better by far
Than a white cockatoo or a budgerigar
They squeak and squawk and try to talk
Why, me and them's like cheese and chalk

CHORUS 3: Doo dee ba doo doo doo...
Boo da da doot doo doo doo
He can't fly but I'm tellin' you
He can run the pants off a kangaroo.

If you want the music, I can fax it to you - I'm assuming you're in Australia by your e-mail address - I'm in Perth. E-mail me if you want the chords:
acormack@ozsupermalls.com.au

Regards Anne


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