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 

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Ring the folks in Abu Dhabi 

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Pop the stuffing in the turkey 

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Little Mary's feeling 'urkey' 

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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 and Aussie Christmas carol 

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Some translations that might help listeners around the world:

  • "wattle"  - Medium shrub to small tree  Large golden ball-shaped flowers occur in spring. Australia's floral emblem 
  • "decos"  - decorations 
  • "the missus" - the wife/partner 
  • "have a ripper" - a ripper is something that is superb, wonderful, terrific 
  • "rellies" - relatives 
  • "coldies"  - cold beers 
  • "barbie" - barbecue