Deck the Ute (an Aussie Christmas song)

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Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today. I hope you’re having a wonderful day with family and friends, wherever you are in the world.

I thought I’d post another of my Aussie Christmas songs today to mark the day. This is the fourth song I’ve written now after The Aussie 12 Days of Christmas, Aussie Jingle Bells and We Wish You an Aussie Christmas!

This year I did an Aussie version of Deck the Halls. Originally I wanted to do Silver Bells but it was very hard to translate to Australia. I think Deck the Halls works better and it’s also easy to sing along to.

I hope you enjoy it. And Merry Christmas. 😉

Deck the Ute

Deck the ute with lights and wattle
Fa la la la la la la la la
We’ll take it for a drive and go full throttle
Fa la la la la la la la la
Kids are singing in the back seat
Fa la la la la la la la la
Spreading Christmas cheer to all we meet
Fa la la la la la la la la

Soon we’re pulling up at the rellies
Fa la la la la la la la la
And getting ready to open the pressies
Fa la la la la la la la la
Hope it’s not more socks from Aunt May
Fa la la la la la la la la
Oh well guess I can sell them on eBay
Fa la la la la la la la la

Come one o’clock and we’re by the pool
Fa la la la la la la la la
Drinking beer and trying to stay cool
Fa la la la la la la la la
Jamie’s pulling on Susie’s hair
Fa la la la la la la la la
While Dad’s nodding off in his chair
Fa la la la la la la la la

We say g’day to the neighbours
Fa la la la la la la la la
Hear all about their yearly labours
Fa la la la la la la la la
Tom and Amy are getting married
Fa la la la la la la la la
No wonder they all look so harried
Fa la la la la la la la la

Everyone gathers around the table
Fa la la la la la la la la
Eats as much as they are able
Fa la la la la la la la la
Aunt May’s brought a giant fruit cake
Fa la la la la la la la la
Tastes just like Grandma used to make
Fa la la la la la la la la

Soon it’s time for everyone to go
Fa la la la la la la la la
We say our goodbyes and Ho Ho Hos
Fa la la la la la la la la
Pull out of the drive and speed away
Fa la la la la la la la la
Waving behind us to Aunt May
Fa la la la la la la la la

Back home and the kids are fast asleep
Fa la la la la la la la la
Carry them to their beds without a peep
Fa la la la la la la la la
Quietly we turn off all the lights
Fa la la la la la la la la
And sleep away another Aussie Christmas night
Fa la la la la la la la la

3 thoughts on “Deck the Ute (an Aussie Christmas song)

  1. ceej, I ADORE your Aussie Christmas songs; this is a splendid one. So glad you are continuing the tradition; reading them has become part of mine. Selling socks from Aunt May on Ebay! Hehehe, don’t think I’ll bid, sorry! 🙂 I think of you all trying to stay cool, while we have had a cold spell recently. Below freezing in the desert! brrrr.
    My best to you and your family always…Ho ho ho. Loved the picture, too.

  2. Thank you for that song! I wish we had sung THAT on Christmas day…ha ha!
    I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award if you are interested. Pop by and grab the award if you like.

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