Six White Boomers
Six White Boomers
Early on one Christmas day, a Joey kangaroo
Was far from home and lost in a great big zoo
"Mummy, where's my Mummy, they've taken her away"
"We'll help you find your Mummy son, hop up on my sleigh".
Up beside the bag of toys, little Joey hopped,
But they hadn't gone far when Santa stopped,
Unharnessed all the reindeer, and Joey wondered why,
Then he heard a far off, booming in the sky.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun,
Six white boomers, snow white boomers, on their Australian run.
Pretty soon old Santa, began to feel the heat,
Took his fur lined boots off, to cool his feet
Into one popped Joey, feeling quite ok,
While those old man kangaroos, kept pulling on the sleigh.
Joey said to Santa, "What about the toys?
Aren't you giving some to these girls and boys?"
"They've all got their presents, son, we were here last night,
This trip's an extra special trip, Joey's special flight".
Soon the sleigh was flashing right over Marble Bar,
"Slow down here", cried Santa; "It can't be far,
Come up on my lap here son and have a look around".
"There she is, there's my Mummy, bounding up and down".
Well, that's the bestest Christmas, Joey ever had,
Curled in his mother's pouch, feeling snug and glad,
The last they saw was Santa, heading northward from the sun
The only year the boomers worked a double run.
Repeat last line of chorus once.
© Aussie Rolf Harris and American John Brown, 1960
Sue wrote: "You may be interested that the Aussie song 'Six White Boomers' was written by Rolf Harris & John Brown. It was written in Perth, Western Australia in 1960. Apparently Harris and Brown were working together at a TV station, and wrote this song because they thought it was pretty silly to be singing Christmas songs about snow and ice when the temperature was soaring to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. :) "
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Irene Schmidt for contributing this song!
Thank you very much!