Christmas in the Scrub - Australian Christmas Carol

At Christmas time the birds all sing
The rabbits jump the lizards crawl
At Christmas time the outback rings
All for the birth of God

At the birth of god (the wallabies hop)
For the birth of god (the cockatoos squawk)
At the birth of god (the platypus swim)
For the birth of god (the kookaburra laughs)
For the birth of god was such exciting news
they’d never heard before
They came from all the land to see this baby in the straw

And if you were there you would have seen the wise old Kangaroo
Oh I’ve starved in droughts, I’ve swum the floods,
I’ve hopped around both up and down
Through hills and plains, I’ve never seen such a baby in the straw

At the birth of god (the wallabies hop)
For the birth of god (the cockatoos squawk)
At the birth of god (the platypus swim)
For the birth of god (the kookaburra laughs)
For the birth of god was such exciting news
they’d never heard before
They came from all the land to see this baby in the straw

And if you were there you would have seen the wise little bandicoot
Oh I’ve snuffled and fossicked the midnight scrub,
I’ve been in fogs and smogs and bogs
But bless my days I’ve never heard of a baby in the straw

At the birth of god (the wallabies hop)
For the birth of god (the cockatoos squawk)
At the birth of god (the platypus swim)
For the birth of god (the kookaburra laughs)
For the birth of god was such exciting news
they’d never heard before
They came from all the land to see this baby in the straw

And if you were there you would have heard the wise old noisy crow
Oh I’ve flown this land,
seen many a baby born in burrows, trees and furrows
Yet this one outshines them all, this baby in the straw

At the birth of god (the wallabies hop)
For the birth of god (the cockatoos squawk)
At the birth of god (the platypus swim)
For the birth of god (the kookaburra laughs)
For the birth of god was such exciting news
they’d never heard before
They came from all the land to see this baby in the straw