On the First Day of December

“My true love said to me
It time to start thinking about Christmas”

So with that in mind, this very shed-related Xmas carol seemed particularly suitable:

Deck the Shed with bits of Wattle

Deck the shed with bits of wattle
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Whack some gum leaves in a bottle
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All the shops are open Sundays
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Buy your dad some socks and undies
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Deck the shed with bits of gum tree
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Hang some decos off the plum tree
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Plant some kisses on the missus
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Have a ripper Aussie Christmas
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Say g’day to friends and rellies
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Wave them off with bulging bellies
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Kids and babies, youngies oldies,
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May your fridge be full of coldies
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Chop the wood and stoke the barbie
ha-de-ya-de-ya-ha-ha-ha-ha

Ring the folks in Abu Dhabi
ha-de-ya-de-ya-ha-ha-ha-ha

Pop the stuffing in the turkey
ha-de-ya-de-ya-ha-ha-ha-ha

Little Mary’s feeling ‘urkey’
ha-de-ya-de-ya-ha-ha-ha-ha

Rally, rally round the table
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Fill your belly while you’re able
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Joyce and Joanie, Dave and Darryl
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Sing an Aussie Christmas carol
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And while we are at it, the Aussie Jingle Bells!

Aussie Jingle Bells

(by Colin Buchanan)

Dashing through the bush
In a rusty Holden Ute
Kicking up the dust
Esky in the boot
Kelpie by my side
Singing Christmas songs
It’s summer time and I am in
My singlet, shorts & thongs

CHORUS:
OH, JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS
JINGLE ALL THE WAY
CHRISTMAS IN AUSTRALIA
ON A SCORCHING SUMMER’S DAY
JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS
CHRISTMAS TIME IS BEAUT
OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE
IN A RUSTY HOLDEN UTE

Engine’s getting hot
Dodge the kangaroos
Swaggy climbs aboard
He is welcome too
All the family is there
Sitting by the pool
Christmas day, the Aussie way
By the barbecue!

CHORUS

Come the afternoon
Grandpa has a doze
The kids and uncle Bruce
Are swimming in their clothes
The time comes round to go
We take a family snap
Then pack the car and all shoot through
Before the washing up

CHORUS

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