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I Still Call Australia Home

Music and Lyrics by Peter Allen I Still Call Australia Home on This YouTube version is the 2004 Director’s Cut used by Qantas Airlines in their TV ad. I’ve been to cities that never close down, From New York to Rio … Read more

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Happy Little Vegemites Song

written by Alan Weeks 1954 saw the birth of a classic ad with this catchy tune. See our page about Vegemite including the original Aussie TV ad. We are happy little Vegemites, as bright as bright can be, We all enjoy our … Read more

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Aeroplane Jelly Song

Words and music by Albert Francis Lenertz (1891 – 1943) This is the longest running advertising jingle in Australian history. The reason Aeroplane Jelly won the hearts of Aussies is because of the cute jingle and the little girl who sings it. … Read more

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I’ve Been Everywhere

by Geoff Mack (1922 – ) The original Australian versionwas made popular by singer Lucky Starr in 1962. John Grenell (John Hore) recorded a New Zealand versionin 1966. Geoff Mack also wrote the later American version with American cities replacing the originals. … Read more

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Twelve Days of Christmas Aussie Style

traditional Australian song composer unknown A cute storytelling version Aussie 12 Days of Christmas Another version Aussie 12 Days of Christmas Have you ever heard the Aussie version of Twelve Days of Christmas? You’ll find below 3 different versions of kookaburras … Read more

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I Am Australian

Lyrics by Bruce Woodley and Dobe Newton, written in 1987 music by Bruce Woodley I Am Australian on The YouTube version is a very stirring and beautiful rendition. Well worth your time. More about this song The Australian National Morning Service … Read more

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Click Go the Shears

traditional Australian song composer unknown Click Go the Shears on This song is still sung in Australian schools. I applaud the teachers for passing on to the younger generation our Aussie culture and traditions. We also owe a debt of gratitude … Read more

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The Wild Colonial Boy

traditional Australian song composer unknown The colonial boy in this song is often confused with Jack Donahue who arrived in 1825 from Ireland, was convicted three years later of highway robbery and sentenced to death. He escaped and began a … Read more

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Botany Bay

by Florian Pascal (1847 – 1923) Botany Bay sung by The Soundowners on Botany Bay sung by Lionel Long The first YouTube version of Botany Bay is sung by the Melbourne Aussie bush band The Sundowners. The second version is sung by Lionel Long. … Read more

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Waltzing Matilda

By Andrew ‘Banjo’ Paterson (1864 – 1941) Written at old Dagworth Homestead, Queensland in January 1895 Waltzing Matilda  sung by Slim Dusty This YouTube version is from the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A lovely reminder of why Slim Dusty is considered an Australian music legend. He … Read more

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