Kookaburra

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Lyrics

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree.
Merry, merry king of the bush is he.

Laugh, Kookaburra,.

Laugh, Kookaburra,
Gay your life must be.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Eating all the gumdrops he can see.

Stop, Kookaburra,.

Stop, Kookaburra,
Leave some there for me.

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Information About Kookaburra

"Kookaburra" is an Australian nursery rhyme that is very popular in its home country. It is about the kookaburra; a beautiful kingfisher, native to Australia and well known for its unmistakable call similar to human laughter.

Marion Sinclair wrote the song in 1932 for a contest being held by the Victorian Guides. The competition was for an "Australian round" song. Her song, the Kookaburra Song won and was introduced by Marion at the World Jamboree in Frankstone, Victoria in 1934. It was instantly a hit with the girls and has become a much loved song all over the world. Girl Guide movements in many countries have adopted it as a traditional song.

This is a fun children's song. A gum tree is a name for the eucalyptus tree. There are more gum trees than any other kind of tree in Australia. Gum tree leaves are the favourite thing for koalas to eat.

For any further information about the song "Kookaburra" you may find Wikipedia helpful.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

This is the version you sing if you want a long Kookaburra song

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra!
Gay your life must be.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Eating all the gum drops he can see
Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
Leave some there for me.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Counting all the monkeys he can see
Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
That's not a monkey that's me.

Kookaburra sits on a rusty nail
Gets a boo-boo in his tail
Cry, Kookaburra! Cry, kookaburra!
Oh how life can be.

Kookaburra sits on an electric wire,
jumpin' up and down with his pants on fire.
Ouch, kookaburra, Ouch, kookaburra,
how hot your pants must be.

Kookaburra sits in an old gum tree.
Merry merry king of the bush is he.
Laugh kookaburra, laugh kookaburra.
Gay your life must be!

2 verses to sing to in this one

Kook-a-burra sits in the old gum tree
Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh, Kook-a-burra
Laugh, Kook-a-burra
Gay your life must be!

Kook-a-burra sits in the old gum tree
Eating all the gum drops he can see
Stop! Kook-a-burra
Stop! Kook-a-burra
Save some there for me!

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