The Australian Sense of Humour – by Grahame Watt
There’s a certain thing Australian
you know of, there’s no doubt.
It’s the Australian sense of humour,
it’s as dry as any drought.
When things were crook in Tallarook
in the pioneering days,
The settlers laughed at hardship,
there was no other way.
When cattle died, when harvest failed,
they wouldn’t toss it in,
They’d try again and say “bad luck!”
and come up with a grin.
It was the Aussie sense of humour
saw them through the trials outback,
Saw the Diggers in the trenches
take the worst and give it back.
When an Aussie is in trouble
and things are not so bright,
He always has an answer,
with a cheery “She’ll be right!”.
So if you’re looking for a special theme
for next “Australia Day”,
Let’s hear it for that “AUSSIE”
sense of humour and fair play!