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wyldwyverne - stir the wallaby stew
Title: stir the wallaby stew
Artist: wyldwyverne    +29 songs
Genre: Acoustic : Acoustic Folk
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stir the wallaby stew
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australian pioneer song from the 19th century
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Wed Feb 09, 2011
Acoustic : Acoustic Folk
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About the song
i've known this forever - can't remember where i learned it
Lyrics
poor daddy got five years or more as everybody knows
and now he’s working on the road with arrows on his clothes
he branded ol brown’s clear skins, ‘e never left a tail
now i’ll relate our family’s fate since dad’s been thrown in jail

oh it’s stir the wallaby stew,
make soup of the kangaroo’s tail,
i tell you things are pretty crook
since dad’s been thrown in jail.

our sheep all died last winter all down with bloody fluke
the cow was boozed last christmas by my brother luke,
we sold the buggy in the town, the farm is up for sale
there’ll be a hell of a lot more gone when dad gets out of jail

so stir the wallaby stew,
make soup of the kangaroo’s tail,
i tell you things are pretty crook
since dad’s been thrown in jail

our bess got shook upon a bloke whose gone we don’t know where
he used to work around the shed and never acted square
now ma ’as got some cattle cove forever at ’er tail
our family will have grown a bit when dad gets out of jail

so stir the wallaby stew,
make soup of the kangaroo’s tail,
i tell you things are pretty crook
since dad’s been thrown in jail

they let poor dad out early to give us a surprise
he looked around at all of us and gently blessed our eyes
he shook ‘ands with the cattle cove, said ‘things are lookin’ stale’
then left ‘im ‘ere with us and said, ‘i’m going back to jail

so stir the wallaby stew,
make soup of the kangaroo’s tail,
i tell you things are pretty crook
since dad’s been thrown in jail