Sunday, December 25, 2011

Six White Boomers

Rolf Harris and John Brown

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Early on one Christmas Day, a Joey Kangaroo,

Was far from home and lost in a great big zoo.
Mummy, where's my mummy? They've taken her a-way.

We'll help you find your mummy, son. Hop up on the sleigh.

Up beside the bag of toys little Joey hopped,

But they hadn't gone far when Santa stopped.

Unharnessed all the reindeer and Joey wondered why,

Then he heard a far off booming in the sky.

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,

Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,

On his Australian run.

Pretty soon old Santa began to feel the heat,

Took his fur-lined boots off to cool his feet,
Into one popped Joey, feeling quite okay,

While those old man kangaroos kept pulling on the sleigh.

Joey said to Santa, Santa, what about the toys?

Aren't you giving some to these girls and boys?
They've got all their presents, son, we were here last night,

This trip is an extra trip, Joey's special flight.

Soon the sleigh was flashing past, right over Marble Bar,
Slow down there, cried Santa, it can't be far,

Come up on my lap here, son, and have a look around.

There she is, that's Mummy, bounding up and down.

Well that's the bestest Christmas treat that Joey ever had,

Curled up in mother's pouch feeling snug and glad.
The last they saw was Santa heading northwards from the sun,

The only year the boomers worked a double run.

Folk?  It has endured in memory and custom...  I won't push the point.  Merry Christmas.

This one was a big hit for Rolf in 1960.

And for completeness, the six white boomers (kangaroos who pull the sleigh in the South) were:

Jackeroo, Bluey, Curly, Two-up, Desert-Head and Snow


  1. Ripper choice John...thanks for not choosing "Santa Never Made It Into Darwin" :)

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