Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jingle Bells in a Sizzling Wonderland.






(sang to the tune of Jingle Bells)


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
JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS
CHRISTMAS TIME IS BEAUT
OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE
IN A RUSTY HOLDEN UTE


Engine's getting hot


Dodge the kangaroos
Swaggy climbs aboard
He is welcome too
All the family is there
Sitting by the pool
Christmas day, the Aussie way
By the barbecue!



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
Then pack the car and all shoot through
Before the washing up


Translations:

Holden Ute= Aussie car/pick up truck
Boot= trunk of car
Kelpie= breed of Australian Cattle dog
Thongs= flip flops
Swaggy= drifter
Doze= sleep/nap
Family snap= family photo
shoot through= leave quickly
Beaut= great
Esky= ice box
[For those who didn't know from one of my last posts a 'boomer' is a Kangaroo.]


What about you? Got any local carols to share to put us all in the Christmas Spirit?
My boys LOVE this one! :)

41 comments:

  1. Need help. What's an ute?

    Cute song, Tabitha! I couldn't imagine Christmas in summer weather. I love the snow too much.

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  2. Love the song. No wonder your boys love it. Also, the translations were helpful and quite necessary. I'll take your XMAS weather any day over cold and snow.
    karen

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  3. And here I thought you were wearing thongs. (Teenie-Tiny Bikini underwear:)
    Too funny, I had the beat going and all. You should have seen me bouncing away. Thanks for the laugh, Tab! xo

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  4. THAT IS AWESOME!!!

    My favorite is "Oh Holy Night". I could listen to that song forever.

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  5. That was really cute! My favorite Christmas song is, "Mary, Did You Know?"

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  6. Ha! Very clever, good lady. I'll be humming Jingle Bells all morning now... :)

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  7. LOL! Thank goodness you put the definitions to go with the lyrics!!

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  8. Awesome song. We spent Christmas in Arizona once and being from Canada it was weird having a hot Christmas.

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  9. I love these lyrics! I can't imagine a hot Christmas. Although after 38C below here two days ago, it feels possitively balmy at -4 today :)

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  10. Ha! I love it. I wouldn't mind a sweltering Christmas right about now. I'm freezing.

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  11. So that's a real song? LOL! I don't have a favorite, but I love a whole bunch of them. :-)

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  12. How fun! We grew up calling flip-flops "thongs", too. If you say thongs nowadays (at least around here), everyone thinks you're talking about skimpy underwear!

    The rain is dumping down right now, but I don't mind; I'm just glad temperatures are above freezing again and there's no snow! Still, I would LOVE to get some of that Australian sunshine!

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  13. Lol. I CANNOT imagine Christmas hot. Just ain't right.

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  14. Thanks for the glossary at the bottom - very handy! I loved the song. My favorite is "Mary Did You Know?"

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  15. While touring the UK in October, I met a bunch of the kindest Australians ever. I wish now I could've had them sing me this song.

    PS: They introduced me to Veggie Mite (dreadful stuff) and Wheatbix. And I love the Australian accent!!

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  16. Thank you for this! Great lyrics, plus it's a reminder to those living in the northern regions (not here in central Texas) that it is still Christmas even if there's no snow on the ground.

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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  17. Hee hee That is is so good! Lovely song!
    Cheers!

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  18. I love this jingle from down under! Full of you vibrant charm and good humor. I can see why your boys love it. I wish I had a jovial jingle that could match!

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  19. Hehe, could just about be a kiwi christmas if you called the thongs/flip flops jandals and swapped a huntaway for a kelpie :D

    Love it Tab!

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  20. No, but that is hilarious! I'm trying to imagine a hot Christmas, but I can't wrap my mind around it. Thanks for the Australian Christmas carol. :)

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  21. When we were kids flip flops were called thongs. Somewhere along they line the term came to refer to underwear. Santa can't be too hot, he doesn't have any pit stains on his shirt. ;-]

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  22. Ahh! Australian slang! I'm totally bookmarking this post. We've got an Australian dude in our WIP and we're trying to make him sound like an actual Aussie. Tricky business when you live in Cleveland, Ohio.

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  23. That was so fun! And thank you for the translation! I was wondering what those things meant. Is it really that hot there? That must be awesome.

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  24. hehehe love all the comments! Go the aussie chrissie carol!

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  25. As Oscar Wilde famously said about Britain and the United States, I guess Australia and the United States are two countries separated only by a common language!

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  26. love it.

    i've given you a blog award. you can find the details here: http://michellegregory.blogspot.com/2009/12/honest-scrap-award.html

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  27. Happy Thursday! I have a little something for you at my blog today. ;-)

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  28. Ha, ha. I love it! We stick with regular Christmas songs but my kids (and my husband and I too) LOVE the Jackson 5 Christmas. I can dance and sing along for hours :)

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  29. You make me think of my sister in Victoria. She's been there long enough that she expects hot now...I'd like to give it a try!

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  30. CUTE! Now Jingle Bells is stuck in my head.

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  31. That's awesome! Very funny. I always forget that it's warm in other places at Christmas

    We're expecting a white Christmas in KY this year. I would take warm over snow most of the time, but snow on Christmas would be pretty cool.

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  32. Brilliant lyrics! I'm proud I knew all the slang (except swaggy-thanks for adding to my repertoire!) You should probably translate Esky (ice chest) because that one took me a bit when I first moved here.

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  33. Sure wish I could be singing that song right now as it drizzles relentlessly outside and everything looks gray, tired, dead.

    How many times will you hear this before you get sick of it? :-)

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  34. Tab, you're it! Sorry I did it to you, love. I know you're busy with the move and the holidays, so whenever you get the chance, you can answer the never-ending questions that were passed on to me. Love ya!

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  35. Thank you all for the lovely comments. I so sorry I have been MIA. I will be back again on Monday and visiting blogs again. We are finally looking like being on top of the packing.

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  36. No "Father Christmas lost his whiskers
    Flying TAA"?

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  37. I LOVE this! Thanks for posting.

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