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Old man Emu


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O l d.... M a n.... E m u

O l d....   M a n....   E m u
Words and Music by John Williamson

Let me tell you of an interview with an Old Man Emu
He's got a beak and feathers and things, but the poor old fella ain't got no wings
"Aren't you jealous of the wedge-tail eagle?"
"While the eagle's flying round and round, I keep my two feet firmly on the ground
I can't fly, but I'm telling you, I can run the pants off a kangaroo".

Well he was the model for the fifty cents -
The designer should have had more sense
If you take a look, it'll prove to you, I ran the pants off that kangaroo.

You can't loop the loop like a cockatoo -
"You silly galah, I'm better by far, than a white cockatoo or a budgerigar;
They squeak and squawk and try to talk, why me and them's like cheese and chalk"

Well the last time I saw Old Man Emu -
He was chasing a female he knew -
As he shot past I heard him say "She can't fly, but I'm telling you
She could run the pants off a kangaroo". -

Well there is a moral to this ditty -
Thrush can sing but he ain't pretty -
Duck can swim, but he can't sing, nor can the eagle on the wing
Emu can't fly, but I'm telling you, he can run the pants off a kangaroo.

Well the kookaburra laughed and said "It's true,
Ha Ha Ha Ha Hah Hoo, He can run the pants off a kangaroo"

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