The kangaroo, you doubtless know,
Has feet just right for in the snow
But bounces round out in the heat
As if the ground had burnt his seat.

I love this land Australia,
So brave and free and brown.
It has the good things of the Earth
But all turned upside down.

Everyone loves the koala bear
Munching gum leaves without a care
He does it just because his mummy
Says that greens are good for his tummy.

I love this land Australia,
So brave and free and white
With winter in the summertime
And daytime in the night.

The emu is a flightless bird
Which seems to be a bit absurd
It must often stop to wonder why
It has feathers and wings but cannot fly

I love this land Australia,
So brave and free and brown.
It has the good things of the Earth
But all turned upside down.

The wombat’s not a bat at all
But much more like a furry ball
If it could only find a wicket
Could it play itself at cricket?

I love this land Australia,
So brave and free and white
With winter in the summertime
And daytime in the night.

The platypus is dear to our hearts
Being made up of left-over parts
The tail of a beaver, the bill of a duck
And webs on its feetĀ  – just for good luck.