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Song Parodies -> "Down Under"

Original Song Title:

"Down Under"

Original Performer:

Men at Work

Parody Song Title:

"Down Under"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

Note: 'Bundy' is Bundaberg Rum...
Travelling in a mod'fied hum-vee
Three US tourists, chock full of Bundy
They met a strange lady who sized them up fast
And overcharged them all for breakfast

And she said:
"What brings you to the land down under?"
Said "We're here to see your wonders
Wanna see, wanna see 'roos thunder
Thru the streets, thru the streets in numbers"

Buying dope from a man in Bondi
He was six foot four and bronzed with blue eyes
I said, "Can I get-a some good hash?"
He just smiled and showed me his shiny new cop badge

And he said:
"You're nicked in a land down under
Long way from home, and you've blundered"
Shake my head, shake my head and wonder
I better make my one call to mother

Lying in a jail in Sydney
With back to wall - for to protect me
Bribe the guard but he said "You try to impress me?
Because your tenner is worth my twenty?"

And he said:
"Oh! Now you're stuck in a land down under? (oh no no)
You need F. Lee Bailey's number
Big guys here gonna split you asunder
You better find a mighty strong lover"

Thinkin' that this is a bummer
Next twenty years - lookin' glummer
Cannot eat vegemite all summer
Mom better call U.S. ambassador

Imprisoned in a land down under
Where 'women' are all named Bubba
As my rear, as my rear gets number
I really think I displaced my lumbar

Imprisoned in a land down under
Where men are men and I'm humbler
Cannot get, cannot get much slumber
I wish I were home and safe with mother

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 30

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Yoness - May 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Pretty funny. I've been down there - Practically had an inner cavity search just to get through customs. My favourite thing to do was to go down to the pubs and watch the brawls.
Two-Faced Goblin - May 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Fantastic! Brilliant portrayal of my homeland!
Diva - May 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Real cute, hope it's not all true. Nice Work.
Royce Miller - May 13, 2003 - Report this comment
I just now read this, and 5's from me.
Jeff Reuben - May 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Good song, I like the storyline.
mandamoo - May 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Too right, Two-Faced Goblin ! Frighteningly accurate ! Well done !
Jared - November 01, 2003 - Report this comment
I suppose this means you're australian, Mer & Pip..or perhaps I should say.....STEVEN CAVANAGH?!
Know 1 can hear you dream - November 02, 2003 - Report this comment
Never been to Australia myself, but I have an Australian friend who´s a teacher, he likes to recite this witty customs exchange that he claims to have witned himself (though I doubt that part):

Customs Man: "Any criminal record, Sir?"
English tourist: "Why, is that still a requirement to get in?"

Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - February 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Great rhymes. After being brought up on Vegemite, you can see why I'm ralphing. ;)
Stuart McArthur - March 11, 2005 - Report this comment
just found this one - we'll have to share a few bundys one day M and P - great work - 555
Peregrin - March 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you for your comments everyone! Some observations:

Jared, interesting guess, but wayyy wrong!

K1chyd, funny!

Jake, it's an acquired taste, is it not?

Stu, Thank you. One day, that would be nice.

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