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Stewie Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia (966* d) RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia 31 Oct 20

(Peter Cape)

I don't really want to be a Kiwi
I'd much, much rather be a Pom
So you sheilas and you jokers and you drovers and you soakers
Can go back to the bush where you belong

No, I don't really want to be a Kiwi
And I think great-grandmama went quite astray
When she took a southern trip on the Wakefield's sailing ship
And got married to a miner on the Grey

It's nasty, coarse and rough to be a Kiwi
And I cannot stand the language that they speak
And to hear that voice declaiming all those 'tarts' and 'bints' and 'flamings'
Almost puts me off my - er - tucker for a week

No, I won't, won't, will not be a Kiwi
(Who really wants to be a flightless bird?)
The lion, and unicorn too, were symbols I was born to
But this flightless avian is quite absurd

No, I may not, cannot, must not be a Kiwi
But I know my sense of loneliness is keen
When I see a map and say, there, twelve thousand miles away
Is the Home to which I've never, ever, been

Tune: 'I don't want to join the army'


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