As you will be adding your own new twist on a famous Australian song, it is important to understand Australian songs in general, especially ones that are known country wide and used in celebrations of our national identity. This can be done by closely looking at the words in these songs and looking for meaning behind the carefully chosen words.


Here is a great example of a close look at Waltzing Matilda. This site was put together by Roger Clarke and carefully explains all of the unique Australian terms used in the song.

As a quick example here are the first two verses from another famous Aussie song, Aussie Jingle Bells by Colin Buchanan.

Dashing through the bush,
in a rusty Holden Ute,
Kicking up the dust,
esky in the boot,
Kelpie by my side,
singing Christmas songs,
It's Summer time and I am in
my singlet, shorts and thongs
Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Christmas in Australia
on a scorching summers day, Hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!,
Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute.