Goodbye, Phar Lap, Goodbye!

traditional Australian song, composer unknown   Sung to the tune Wearing of the Green Phar Lap was a champion thoroughbred racehorse who has become an Aussie icon. He dominated Australian racing, winning the Melbourne Cup and other premiere races. He travelled overseas and on March 20, 1932, Phar Lap won the the Agua Caliente Handicap in Mexico. It was … Read moreGoodbye, Phar Lap, Goodbye!

The Little Grey Bandicoot

By Maybanke Anderson (1845 – 1927) From Australian Songs for Australian Children published in 1902. Bandicoots are small native Australian marsupials varying in size from a large rat to a rabbit. A favourite bandicoot is the Bilby, also known as the rabbit-eared bandicoot. This song is sung to the Old English tune A-Hunting We Will Go. Western Barred Bandicoot. We have … Read moreThe Little Grey Bandicoot

Jim Jones At Botany Bay

traditional Australian song composer unknown On the 29th April 1770 a British ship named the Endeavour, under the command of Captain James Cook, anchored in what was later named Botany Bay. The first fleet Botany Bay on January 19, 1788 with eleven vessels. They carried  about 730 convicts and 250 free settlers. Today Botany Bay is surrounded … Read moreJim Jones At Botany Bay

Number One Singles in the 1960s

The highest selling singles in Australian as ranked on the Australian Singles Chart during the 1960s are listed below. See also 2000 Singles     1990s Singles     1980s Singles     1970s Singles     1960s Singles     1950s Singles     1940s Singles 1969  Ballad of John and Yoko, The The Beatles  Eloise Barry Ryan  Get Back / Don’t Let Me … Read moreNumber One Singles in the 1960s

Twelve Days of Christmas Aussie Style

traditional Australian song composer unknown Have you ever heard the Aussie version of Twelve Days of Christmas? This is the 4th  one of the different versions we have on our website. What different? This version has a different first line for each day such as “a Swagman at the gate said” or “they drew the raffle … Read moreTwelve Days of Christmas Aussie Style