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Sir Harry Lauder International Folklore Gala.

TIE ME KANGAROO DOWN SPORT.
By Rolf Harris.

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There's an old Australian stockman, lying, dying
And he gets himself up on one elbow
And he turns to his mates, who are all gathered 'round him
And he says

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Watch me wallaby's feed, mate
Watch me wallaby's feed
They're a dangerous breed, mate
So watch me wallaby's feed (Chorus)

CHORUS:

All together now
Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down
Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down

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Keep me cockatoo cool, Curl
Keep me cockatoo cool
Don't go acting the fool, Curl
Just keep me cockatoo cool (Chorus)

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Take me koala back, Jack
Take me koala back
He lives somewhere out on the track, Mac
So take me koala back (Chorus)

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Let me abos go loose, Lou
Let me abos go loose
They're of no further use, Lou
So let me abos go loose (Chorus)

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Mind me platypus duck, Bill
Mind me platypus duck
Don't let him go running amok, Bill
Just mind me platypus duck (Chorus)
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(Slower)
Play your didgeridoo, Blue
Play your didgeridoo
Uh, like, keep playing while I shoot through, Blue
Play your didgeridoo (Chorus a tempo)

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(Slower)

Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred
Tan me hide when I'm dead
So we tanned his hide when he died, Clyde
And that's it hanging on the shed (Chorus a tempo)

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The Unicorn Song.

By The Irish Rovers.

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1) A long time ago, when the Earth was green
There was more kinds of animals than you've ever seen
They'd run around free while the Earth was being born
And the loveliest of all was the unicorn
There was green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
The loveliest of all was the unicorn.

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2) The Lord seen some sinning and it gave Him pain
And He says, "Stand back, I'm going to make it rain"
He says, "Hey Noah, I'll tell you what to do
Build me a floating zoo, and take some of those
Green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants,
but sure as you're born
Don't you forget My unicorns

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3) Old Noah was there to answer the call
He finished up making the ark just as the rain started to fall
He marched the animals two by two
And he called out as they came through. Hey Lord,
I've got green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants,
but Lord, I'm so forlorn
I just can't find no unicorns"

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4) And Noah looked out through the driving rain
Them unicorns were hiding, playing silly games)
Kicking and splashing while the rain was falling
Oh, them silly unicorns
There was green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Noah cried, "Close the door
because the rain is falling And we just can't wait for no unicorns"

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5) The ark started moving, it drifted with the tide
The unicorns looked up from the rocks and they cried
And the waters came down and sort of floated them away
That's why you never see unicorns to this very day
You'll see green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants,
but sure as you're born
You're never gonna see no unicorns.

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Loch Lomond.

Scotch Folk Song.

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1) By yon bonnie banks,
And by yon bonnie braes,
Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond,
Where me and my true love
Were ever want to gae,
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. [chorus]

CHORUS:

Oh! ye'll take the high road and
I'll take the low road,
And I'll be in Scotland afore ye;
But me and my true love
Will never meet again
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

2) 'Twas then that we parted
In you shady glen,
On the steep, steep side of Ben Lomond,
Where in purple hue
The Highland hills we view,
And the moon coming out in the gloaming.
[chorus]

3) The wee birdie sang
And the wild flowers spring,
And in sunshine the waters are sleeping,
But the broken heart it kens
Nae second Spring again,
Tho' the waeful may cease frae their greeting.

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Las Mańanitas Del Rey David.

Traditional Tune from Mexico.

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Estas son las mańanitas
Que cantaba el rey David,
Y a las muchachas bonitas
Se las cantaba asi.
Despierta, mi bien despierta!
Mira, que ya amanecio;
Ya los pajaritos cantan,
Ya la luna se metió.

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SCOTLAND THE BRAVE.

Patriotic Hymn of Scotland.

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1) Hark when the night is falling
Hear! hear the pipes are calling,
Loudly and proudly calling,
Down thro' the glen.
There where the hills are sleeping,
Now feel the blood a-leaping,
High as the spirits
Of the old Highland men. [chorus]

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CHORUS:

Towering in gallant fame,
Scotland my mountain hame,
High may your proud standards
Gloriously wave,
Land of my high endeavour,
Land of the shining river,
Land of my heart for ever,
Scotland the brave.

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2) High in the misty Highlands,
Out by the purple islands,
Brave are the hearts that beat
Beneath Scottish skies.
Wild are the winds to meet you,
Staunch are the friends that greet you,
Kind as the love that shines
From fair maiden's eyes. [chorus]

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3) Far off in sunlit places,
Sad are the Scottish faces,
Yearning to feel the kiss
Of sweet Scottish rain.
Where tropic skies are beaming,
Love sets the heart a-dreaming,
Longing and dreaming
For the homeland again. [chorus]

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ALOUETTE.
Folksong from France.

1) Alouette, gentille Alouette

Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai la tęte
Je te plumerai la tęte
Et la tęte, et la tęte
Alouette, Alouette
Oh! (Chorus)

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CHORUS:

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai

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2) Je te plumerai le nez
Je te plumerai le nez
Et le nez, et le nez
Alouette, Alouette
Oh! (Chorus)

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3) Je te plumerai les yeux
Je te plumerai les yeux
Et les yeux, et les yeux
Alouette, Alouette
Oh! (Chorus)

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4) Je te plumerai le cou
Je te plumerai le cou
Et le cou, et le cou
Alouette, Alouette
Oh! (Chorus)

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5) Je te plumerai les ailes
Je te plumerai les ailes
Et les ailes, et les ailes
Alouette, Alouette
Oh! (Chorus)

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6) Je te plumerai le dos
Je te plumerai le dos
Et le dos, et le dos
Alouette, Alouette
Oh! (Chorus)

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7) Je te plumerai les pattes

Je te plumerai les pattes
Et les pattes, et les pattes
Alouette, Alouette
Oh! (Chorus)

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8) Je te plumerai la queue
Je te plumerai la queue
Et la queue, et la queue
Alouette, Alouette Oh! (Chorus)

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Shalom Chavarim.
Jewish Round.

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Shalom Chavarim,
Shalom Chavarim,
Shalom! Shalom!
'Til we meet again,
'til we meet again;
Shalom! Shalom!

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