Santa! Australia too hot for Reindeer! Oh No!

So this is a song well remembered by children, grown and growing, all over Australia. It is often sung at Kindergarten and School Christmas Concerts for friends and family. I have included, for your enjoyment, a version sung by the Contem-pre Anglican Singers.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

“In Australia, Christmas comes in the middle of a very hot summer so when Santa Claus delivers his presents he is not taken around by reindeer because they can’t stand the terrible heat …

He’s taken around by Six Big White Old Man Kangaroos called

THE SIX WHITE BOOMERS!

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 away”
‘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.

Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

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.

Hey!

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

Then Joey said to Santa, Santa, What about the toys?
Aren’t you giving some to these girls and boys?
Well they’ve all had their presents sonny, we were here last night,
This trip is an extra trip, Joey’s special flight.

Six white boomers, snow white boomers
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

Soon the sleigh was flashing past right over Marble Bar,
Slow down there, cried Santa it can’t be far,
Hop up on my lap here son, and have a look around,
There she is, that’s Mummy, bounding up and down.

Six white boomers, snow white boomers
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

Well that’s the bestest Christmas treat that Joey ever had,
Curled up in his 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.

Six white boomers, snow white boomers
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

And now for the more professional polished concert version sung in accent, OMG!

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