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    Aussie Jingle Bells

    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 and thongs

    Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
    Christmas in Australia on a scorching summers day, Hey!
    Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut !,
    Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute.

    Engine's getting hot; we dodge the kangaroos,
    The swaggie climbs aboard, he is welcome too.
    All the family's there, sitting by the pool,
    Christmas Day the Aussie way, by the barbecue.

    Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
    Christmas in Australia on a scorching summers day, Hey!
    Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!,
    Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute.

    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 the family snap,
    Pack the car and all shoot through, before the washing up.

    Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
    Christmas in Australia on a scorching summers day, Hey!
    Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!,
    Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden ute.

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    I fondly remember the day my daughter's class performed this at a school carols by candlelight nights a few years back. Good stuff.

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    hehe, annoying sterotype that is

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    I guess you'd have to be an Australian to understand all this. LOL rusty Holden Ute??? I am in my singlet???The swaggie??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumix
    I guess you'd have to be an Australian to understand all this. LOL rusty Holden Ute??? I am in my singlet???The swaggie??
    Ute, in Australian English and New Zealand English usage, short for "utility vehicle", the Australasian equivalent of the North American term pickup truck. NOTE: it is ALWAYS referred to as a 'ute' never a 'ute vehicle'.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holden
    Singlets are sleeveless and legged one-piece garments.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swagman

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    Yeah, get educated to the finer points of a sophisticated and advanced culture.
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    The 'Ute' - A vehicle with the cabin of a car and the rear of a small truck was designed by Lewis Brandt at the Ford Motor Company in Geelong, Victoria.1934 and called a 'Utility Vehicle'. The 'ute' has long been a favourite vehicle for farmers and tradesmen and is part of the Australian landscape.

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    I have a white 2001 Ford 1 Tonne ute. She's a beaut ute mate.

    Coincidently, it is exactly a year ago today that I won my Father a Ford Falcon XR6 ute.

    Aussie utes rock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonclark
    the Australasian equivalent of the North American term pickup truck. NOTE: it is ALWAYS referred to as a 'ute' never a 'ute vehicle'.
    Body style is closer to an E'Camino or a Ranchero than a Pickup truck though.

    El'Camino:
    http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...no&sa=N&tab=wi

    Pick Up:
    http://images.google.com/images?svnu...q=pickup+truck
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    Two doors utes are ok ..

    Four door Utes rock

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    Yeah, the 4 door Holden Crewman is not a bad looking ute. Although the tray's a tad small, but ok for pottering around, and you'd probably fit a few motor bikes there.
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    Ahhhhhhhh Colin Buchanan My brother had a CD that he used to play at Christmas
    If you don’t like the road you’re walking on, start paving a new one.

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    The Swaggie ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDoctor
    The Swaggie ...
    American translation = Traveling Bum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anon-e-mouse
    Ahhhhhhhh Colin Buchanan My brother had a CD that he used to play at Christmas
    The Mrs plays his CDs a fair bit. Has some good kids music there, that the Walker tribe like to listen to.
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    For all those folks whose first language isn't Strine I thought I had better explain a few of the other words in the song.

    Bush ... NO not that bloke from America

    Bush : the hinterland, the Outback, anywhere that isn't in town

    Boot: what Americans call a trunk ... the luggage compartment at the back of the car. Now even though the song mentions throwing the esky in the boot, utes DON'T have a boot.

    Esky: anything that will hold cans of beer and ice ... bucket, tub, copper, plastic bag, bath, toilet, wifes good fruit bowl.

    Doze: Sleep, it is marvelous once somebody has enough christmas cheer they can sleep no matter how many flies are crawling up there nostrils.

    Thongs: There worn on your feet as opposed to the ones people wear around their waste.

    Barbecue : a function that takes great skill and large amounts of grog.

    Kangaroo : What we eat while consuming copious quantities of grog.

    Grandpa : He's the one paying for everything

    Pool : That's from all the spilt grog and Grandpa not making it to the toilet.

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    Do we get to hear one of our Aussie friends sing this? Seriously, Bob and and our very own Doc should perform a duet. You know it makes sense!
    - Jamie Harrop

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    Who is the original author of that poem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamemaster
    Who is the original author of that poem?
    http://www.colinbuchanan.com.au/

    If you don’t like the road you’re walking on, start paving a new one.

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    If you don’t like the road you’re walking on, start paving a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Equentity - Jamie
    Do we get to hear one of our Aussie friends sing this? Seriously, Bob and and our very own Doc should perform a duet. You know it makes sense!
    Suckers for punishment hey?
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