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Post by kagriffy » Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:25 pm

Da Yoopers did record a Christmas song; the radio station I usually listen to played it several times over the Christmas season last month. The song is "Rusty Chevrolet," and it's to the tune of "Jingle Bells": "Rust and smoke, the heater's broke, the door just blew away. I light a match to see the dash, and then I start to pray. The frame is bent, the muffler went, the radio it's OK. Oh what fun it is to drive this rusty Chevrolet." Classic!
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:32 am

.. hey Allen .. Da Yoopers may sing that version in MI but here Downunder it would sound like this ..
Dashing through the bush in a rusty Holden ute,
Kicking up the dust, Esky in the boot,
Kelpie by my side, singing Christmas songs,
It‘s summer time and I am in my singlet, shorts and thongs.

Chorus
Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells jingle all the way,
Christmas in Australia on a scorching summer‘s day,
Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut,
Oh what fun it is to ride in a dusty Holden ute.

Engine‘s getting hot, we dodge the kangaroos,
The swaggie climbs aboard, he is welcome too.
All the family's there, sitting by the pool,
Christmas day the Aussie way, by the BBQ. Oh!

Chorus

Come the afternoon grandpa has a doze,
The kids and Uncle Bruce are swimming in their clothes,
The time comes round to go, we take a family snap,
And pack the car and all shoot through
Before the washing up. Oh!

Chorus


WoZ of Aus 29/01/06
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