Aussie Barbeque - Australian Christmas Carol

When the Summer sun is shining
On Australia’s happy land
Round countless fires and strange attire
You see many solemn bands
Of glum Australians watching

Their lunch go up in flames
By the smoke and smell, you can plainly tell
That it’s barby time again

When the steaks are burning fiercely
And the smoke gets in your eyes
Your the snags all taste of fried toothpaste
and your mouth is full of flies
Its a national institution, its Australian through and through
So come on mate, and grab your plate
Lets have a barbeque

Now the Scotch eat lots of haggis
The French eat snails and frogs
The Greeks go crackers over their mousaka’s
And the Yankies love hotdogs
And the Welshmen loves to have a leek
The Irish love their stew
But you just can’t beat, the half cooked meat
Of an Aussie Barbeque!

When the steaks are burning fiercely
And the smoke gets in your eyes
Your snags all taste of fried toothpaste
and your mouth is full of flies
Its a national institution, its Australian through and through
So come on mate, and grab your plate
Lets have a barbeque

There’s a fly stuck in the margarine
The bread has gone rock hard
The kids are fighting and the mozzies are biting
Who forgot the Aerogard!
There’s bull ants in the esky
And the beer is running out
And what you saw in Mum’s coleslaw
You just don’t think about!

When the steaks are burning fiercely
And the smoke gets in your eyes
Your snags all taste of fried toothpaste
and your mouth is full of flies
Its a national institution, its Australian through and through
So come on mate, and grab your plate
Lets have a barbeque

And when the barby’s over
And your homeward once again
With a queasy tummy in the family dunny
Many lonely hours you’ll spend
You may find yourself reflecting
As many often do
Come rain or shine, thats the very last time
you’ll have a Barbeque!

When the steaks are burning fiercely
And the smoke gets in your eyes
Your snags all taste of fried toothpaste
and your mouth is full of flies
Its a national institution, its Australian through and through
So come on mate, and grab your plate
Lets have a barbeque

Oh Come on mate, and grab your plate
Lets have a barbeque!