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Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree;
Merry, merry king of the bush is he.
Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra!
Gay your life must be.

Australian Gum Tree
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree;
Eating all the gum drops he can see.
Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
Leave some there for me.

 Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Counting all the monkeys he can see.
Wait, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
That's not a monkey! That's me!

In case you're wondering, a kookaburra is an Australian bird, a member of the kingfisher family.
It is easily identifed by its 'laughing' song.  A "gum tree" is what Americans know as a eucalyptus.
The "gum drops" that the kookaburra eats in the song are beads of the resinous sap.

Marion Sinclair
Midi: Kookaburra

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