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Song Parodies -> "Nifty Ways To See Australia"

Original Song Title:

"50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"

Original Performer:

Paul Simon

Parody Song Title:

"Nifty Ways To See Australia"

Parody Written by:

A Room Full Of Wombats

The Lyrics

The wombats strike again! In our bid to sell our wonderful nation overseas, Messrs Brattoni, McArthur and Robertson present a real guide to downunder...

Come, yobbos! Our soil is wide and red.
We're young and free.
Our sands and our seas will have you,
Naked on the beach.
Go hike a hill or see our jungle,
It's all free!
A must, these nifty ways
To see Australia.

So have you ever shot a rabbit?
Had one stewed?
Surfed a board or heard the Dreaming?
Gotten lost in Kakadu?
Hot as the heat of hell,
Have your blisters peeling, dude.
A must, these nifty ways
To see Australia.
Nifty ways to see Australia.

You should check out the Reef, Keith
Head on outback, Jack
You'll get tanked on VB, Lee
Around the bar-bie
There's Uluru, Lou
And a few kangaroos, too
The bridge in Syd-ney, Dee
And lotsa gum trees

All you citizens of
Those higher-ranked world powers
Go book first-class tickets to this strange
And wide brown land of ours
You can surf and sniff our pinots
See our glorious wildflowers
You'll find out why those
Wiggles are so happy

Or you could just turn on your
Big plasma TV set
And you'll tune in to that show "bout
Bush tucker etiquette
Steve Irwin's doing
Something dumb that he'll probably regret
"A croc-burger please Steve, and make it snappy"
(Watch your kid! - He's still in nappies!)

Keep your eyes out for sharks, Mark
Crocodile smiles, Miles
Redbacks live on the loo, Pru
Watch out when ya pee
Snakes in the grass, Lars
So don't act like a smartarse
You'll find that you'll be, Bea
In cas-u-al-ty!

So you got a sunburn, Vern
Drank too much booze, Cruz
Then upchucked in a truck, Buck
Wombat bit ya crotch
Lost at the bingo, Ringo
And got chased by a din-go
Of course you'll be back, Jacques
You love it too much!
Yobbos: Uncouth peopleThe Dreaming: Aboriginal mythologyKakadu: national park in the Northern TerritoryVB: Victoia Bitter, a rather wonderful beerUluru: Ayers RockWiggles: Annoying Aussie kids performersSteve Irwin: Where do we start?Redback: a spider

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 13

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 4   0
 5   13

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Johnny D - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
You come from a land down under...where wombats grow in men's chunder...Foster Beer Foster Beer's that chunder...we better run, we better take cover!
Dee Range - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
The bridge in Sydney, Dee? I'd jump at the chance to visit Australia, but not from a bridge :-). If history and memory serves me right, America and Australia were where to English shipped their neer-do wells, miscreants, criminals, and the great unwashed. Seeing how I am well qualified in all categories, as soon as the next ship leaves America for the land down under, I hope to be aboard :-). Keep the Fosters on ice for me, huh?
alvin rhodes - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
sign me up...i wanna go...5s
Rick C - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
The Wombats Stole My Fivers!
Johnny D - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Ahhh you guys are so kyoooooot .....
Tim Hall - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
5's and a vegemite sandwich!
Johnny D - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment

Which one is Alan Greenspan, and which one is the Baby Wombat?
John Barry - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Before voting 5-5-5, I consulted "Let's Talk Strine," by Afferbeck Lauder. Then I laughed louder.
Kristof Robertson - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
You bewdy! Yous blokes are all bonza; I ain't comin' the raw prawn, honest! I'll crack open a Darwin stubbie for yez all....
Michael Pacholek - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
The only way I'll ever visit Australia is if somebody invents the transporter. Can you imagine me on a plane for 14 hours? Worse yet, can you imagine sitting next to me on a plane for 14 hours? It looks like I'll have to settle for watching Nicole Kidman movies.
Wee WilliePeeler - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Mr Pacholek, the threat of such punishment is how Al Queda now induces their suicide troops, when the promise of 72 virgins quit working.
Meriadoc - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Great job guys!

And Pach, I was picturing your third sentence before I finished reading your second, and broke out in a cold sweat! :-O
Stuart McArthur - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks all

Johnny, that looks like the alien that was exploring Kristof's rear orifice last night - or was THAT Alan Greenspan?

John, it's actually "Let Stalk Strine" by Afferbeck Lauder (everyone get it?) very funny "aorta givsul egg nishners" in the summer, etc. etc.

MP - secretly tip some Campbells chunky beef soup into your airsick bag, then wait until someone sits next to you, then pretend to barf in the bag, then start eating it back up - that'll solve your last problem
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Private Echidna reporting in to thank ye all for yer feedback!
FussBudget - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Another good one!
AFW - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
This one is "Down Under" funny...better than a belly laugh..
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
I may have used this before but here goes:
Australian passport controller: Any criminal record, Sir?
Tourist: Why, is that still a requirement?
Stuart McArthur - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
on behalf of the wombats, thanks Fussbudget, AFW, and K1, and yes I laughed the first time and I laughed the second time, K1 - which by definition makes it a "classic" gag :-)
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
I still have no idea where the hell The Simpsons pulled the 'Boot' idea from...

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