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CHRISTMAS WHERE THE GUM TREES GROW

 
 
dadpad
 
Reply Mon 17 Dec, 2007 01:19 am
Pictures below

CHRISTMAS WHERE THE GUM TREES GROW
(Val Donlon / Lesley Sabogal)

Christmas where the gum trees grow
There is no frost and there is no snow
Christmas in Australia's hot
Cold and frosty is what its not
When the bloom of the Jackaranda tree is here
Christmas time is near

From England came our Christmas fare
They even said what Santa should wear
But here down under for summers cool
Santa should dip in a swimming pool

Santa rides in a sleigh on snow
But down here where the gum trees grow
Santa should wear some water ski's
And glide around Australia with ease

To ride around the bush where its dry
To cart all the presents piled so high
A red nosed reindeer would never do
Santa should jump on a kangaroo

Christmas where the gum trees grow
There is no frost and there is no snow
Christmas in Australia's hot
Cold and frosty is what its not
When the bloom of the Jackaranda tree is here
Christmas time is near

Drama group Christmas Barbie.

I thought those in the northern hemisphere would enjoy a little summer swim in the river.

For good food and wine, good friends and good fellowship we give thanks.

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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 18 Dec, 2007 03:58 pm
Hey Dad - Last year I trekked through Galicia in Spain - they got gum trees too!
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dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 19 Dec, 2007 01:07 am
hingehead wrote:
Hey Dad - Last year I trekked through Galicia in Spain - they got gum trees too!


Yep, we just keep on giving away our natural resources.

Apparently blue gums a quite a noxiouse weed in some countries.

We can give as good as we get.
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j rebelo
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2008 08:50 am
@dadpad,
Can you please help me? I would like to teach this song to my class here in France. Where / How do I find the music online?
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2008 09:11 am
Hey Diggers . . . even if you moved your Christmas to July, you'd still not have snow, or holly or mistletoe--is that not true?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2008 09:12 am
Oh, and stop having so damned much fun . . . it's colder than a well digger's ass here, we had three inches of snow a couple of days ago, and we're expecting another five or six inches overnight and tomorrow.
dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2008 02:43 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

Oh, and stop having so damned much fun . . . it's colder than a well digger's ass here, we had three inches of snow a couple of days ago, and we're expecting another five or six inches overnight and tomorrow.




We love our cats, so we may swim on christmas, and haveth outdor picnics and such.

And, there IS snow in July in some places.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2008 04:02 pm
@j rebelo,
j rebelo wrote:

Can you please help me? I would like to teach this song to my class here in France. Where / How do I find the music online?



http://www.emusic.com/album/Ross-Bogaart-The-Australian-Christmas-Album-MP3-Download/11060631.html


There's a preview sample of the tune here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000S3QP5S/ref=dm_dp_trk1
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2008 04:51 pm
@Butrflynet,
Oooh. I smell corrupt database.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2008 04:54 pm
@hingehead,
Huh? Care to elaborate?
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2008 07:19 pm
@Butrflynet,
Oops my bad - I never saw Rebelo's message so i though somehow your answer to a music question ended up on an oz christmas thread. Must be a Friday.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2008 07:28 pm
@hingehead,
Ah, I thought you were trying to indicate a problem with one of the linked sites.
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margo
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2008 08:03 pm
May well have some snow near where dadpad lives in July!

Looking good in those antlers, dp!

Christmas is time for fun in the sun. Just can't understand why you nortamericanos and assorted europeans tolerate all that snow and stuff at Christmas time. Sheesh! Swimming'd be a bit if a challenge!
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2008 08:09 pm
@margo,
Despite our situations in different sides of the equator, we in the Los Angeles area, well, we in particular at our house, often walked the beach on Christmas, since southern california weather is variable, what with famed santa ana winds that bring warming temps. And, the topper, gum trees grow there.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2008 08:25 pm
@margo,
Quote:
Swimming'd be a bit if a challenge!


Why? We swim at Christmas. What's so strange about that?

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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 01:11 am
Enjoyed your photographs, dadpad. (And the gum tree poem, of course! Smile )
Were they taken last Christmas, or perhaps more recently?

Here's wishing you and your family (& friends) a good Christmas break. You must be pretty tired after your extended heavy work stint! I hope that that stops for a bit now, so you can recuperate. Finally.

p.s ... Did your daughter finally find suitable accomodation in Melbourne?
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 02:17 am
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Quote:
Gisssh me a homeshh amongshht the gum treeshh
Wisssh lotshh of plum treesssh
A tinny or two and shhome gooney too
Gisshh me a... Ah, **** it......
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margo
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 03:16 pm
@Setanta,
So, you'll be swimming at Christmas, then, dogboy!?
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 05:20 pm
@margo,
We'll have to see . . . i've been out to shovel snow four times today, and at last check, it was still coming down . . . we'll see . . .
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