DAVE’S AUSTRALIA ADVENT JUKEBOX #28

CONVICT STREAK

Finally the endpoint has arrived, the last track on the Australia Day Jukebox for this year. No surprises. There are many Aussie songs I’ve written that I could’ve added: Beneath The Southern Cross, Kangaraoo Hop, The Year East Freo Won The Flag, but this will have to do. Younger Australians wouldn’t understand what it was like growing up in an era of skin tight shorts and John Newcombe moustaches. So I’ll confine my comments to – have a fine day taking pride in whatever you do or love that is uniquely Australian.

CONVICT STREAK

Maybe it’s because of our convict streak

We want to fight everyone we meet

Anzac Day is our day of the year

We march our march and we drink our beer

We don’t like Slopes, we don’t like Yanks

I’d personally like to blow up every Commy tank

We’re only few but we fought in ‘Nam

Packed our guns alongside Uncle Sam

Ask any of us it was no sin

The only crime was that we didn’t win

And the Poms are weak as piss the French are queer

The Germans are wankers but they make good beer

Don’t criticise what you don’t understand

If you think I’m talking shit

You don’t belong in this land

I’m Australian we all are

We watch the tele and we drive our cars

But don’t you ever say we’re weak

Or you’ll learn all about our convict streak

The world began with Adam and Eve

But Australia started at Gallipoli

We put the desert into Desert Rats

Our uncles slipped the boot in down in Lambing Flats

Don’t criticise what you don’t understand

It’s not that we’re behind the times we’re a different land

We might be slobs but we’re not weak

Maybe it’s because of our convict streak

the Poms are weak as piss the French are queer

The Germans are wankers but they make good beer

Don’t criticise what you don’t understand

If you think I’m talking shit

You don’t belong in this land

I’m Australian so are you

Doesn’t matter if you’re Ding or Jew

Just remember while you’re here

You march our march and you drink our beer

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