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KOOKABURRA SITS ON AN OLD GUM TREE – Parodies

 

© Warren Fahey 2010

“Kookaburra” parodies have remained popular in Australian schoolyards for over four decades.

The following are parodies collected by Warren Fahey between 1978-2010

Kookaburra sings on electric wire
Tears in his eyes and his pants on fire
Ouch kookaburra ouch kookaburra
Hot your bum must be!

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Eating all the gum drops he can see.
Laugh Kookaburra, Laugh Kookaburra
Leave some there for me.

Kookaburra sits on an electric wire
jumping up and down with his pants on fire.
Ouch Kookaburra, Ouch Kookaburra,
Hot your pants must be.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra!
Gay your life must be

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Eating all the gum drops he can see
Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
Leave some there for me!

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Counting all the monkeys he can see
Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
That’s not a monkey that’s me

Kookaburra sits on a rusty nail
Gets a boo-boo in his tail
Cry, Kookaburra! Cry, kookaburra!
Oh how life can be

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
With a toothache big as can be
Ha, Kookaburra, ha, kookaburra
Didn’t save any for me

Kookaburra flies from the old gum tree
Flapping his wings for all to see
Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra!
Flying oh so free.

Kookaburra lands in the old gum tree
Fluttering his wings for all to see
Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra!
Happy as can be!

Kookaburra sits on the electric wire,
Tears in his eyes and his pants on fire,
Ouch Kookaburra, Ouch Kookaburra,
Hot your tail must be.

“Kookaburra sits on the railroad track
Along comes a train and smashes him flat
Poor kookaburra, poor kookaburra
That’s the end of that!”

Kookaburra sits on the electric wire
Jumping up and down with his pants on fire
Scorched kookaburra, scorched kookaburra
Gay your life must be.”

Kookaburra sits on the railroad track
Better get off or he’ll be flat
Run, Kookaburra run, Kookaburra-
(at this point slap both hands together to make a loud noise)
Well that’s the end of that
(Pretend to wipe hands clean/dust off hands)

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Eating all the gum drops he can see
Stop, Kookaburra stop, Kookaburra
Save some of those for me.

Kookaburra sits on the telephone wire
Jumping up and down with his pants on fire
Help! Fireman. Help! Fireman.
Put my undies out.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Watching Mickey Mouse on Channel Three
Poor, Kookaburra. Poor, Kookaburra.
A waste your life must be.

“Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
He fell out and broke his knee!
Ouch, Kookaburra! Ouch, Kookaburra–
Oh, how life must be.

Kookaburra sits on a railroad track,
He’d better run or he’ll go smack!
Run, Kookaburra! Run, Kookaburra– *Clap!*
(slower) That’s the end of that. *Wiping hands.*”

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Screwing all the birds he can see
Stop! Kookaburra, Stop! Kookaburra
That one’s got VD.