Boxing view4

SOURCE:Australian Melodist No 20

Mitchell library 784.8/A
New version by Bert Royle



I’ve been reading people’s views
Of the high and lofty muse,
As a remedy for blues,
This sweet ditty I should choose.
Some write songs to make you weep,
Others send you off to sleep,
To my chorus I shall keep,
With its’ hidden meaning deep.

Ta-ra-ra boom-der-ay,
Ta-ra-ra boom-der-ay,
Ta-ra-ra boom der-ay,
Ta-ra-ra boom-der-ay,
Ta-ra-ra boom-der-ay,
Ta-ra-ra boom-der-ay,
Ta-ra-ra boom-der-ay,
Ta-ra-ra boom-der-ay.

Flirting is an awful vice,
Very wrong, although it’s nice;
Listen, girls, to my advice,
Don’t indulge at any price.
Though you know its wrong, no doubt,
With young mashers you go out,
Timely warning do not scout,
Mind you only talk about,

Ta-ra-ra, etc,

You might think, to look at me,
I’ve been out upon the spree,
Making just a little free,
Taking something more than tea.
Shall I find my home again,
Where it is I think in vain,
Everything has left my brain,
All I know is this refrain—

Ta-ra-ra, etc.

Russians seem to think it right,
If their statesmen aren’t polite,
Just to satisfy their spite
To blow them up with dynamite.
I could mention just a few
People here in Australia who
Wouldn’t be much loss, it’s true,
If a bomb should blow them to—

Ta-ra-ra, etc.

Sweet salvation bands abound,
Still they promenade around,
Everybody knows the sound
When the drum they madly pound.
Booth would bring a fresh supply,
But I fear we all should die,
When their voices rang on high,
Yelling fit to rend the sky,

Ta-ra-ra, etc,

With the bat and with the oar,
Young Australia’s to the fore;
Football, too, and games a score
Prove they’re sportsmen to the core.
Jackson’s fame you cannot quell,
Slavin, too, a tale can tell,
If he meets the great John L.
Paddy’s sure to give him—well

Ta-ra-ra, etc.

Once on sporting keenly bent,
Down to Remington I went,
Meaning to make cent. per cent.,
I backed horses with a gent.
Ne’er so lucky have I been,
But I felt immensely green,
For I couldn’t get a bean,
This alone describes the scene—