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Slim Dusty – G'day G'day lyrics

G'day g'day, how ya goin', what d'ya know, well strike a light
G'day g'day, and how ya go-o-o-in'
Just say g'day g'day g'day and you'll be right
Isn't great to be an Aussie
Takin' a walk along the street
Lookin' in shops or buyin' a paper
Stoppin' and havin' a yarn with people that you meet
Down at the pub or at a party
Whenever you're stuck for what to say
If you wanna be dinky-di, why don't you give it a try

Look 'em right in the eye and say goo'day
G'day g'day, how ya goin', hat d'ya know, well strike a light
G'day g'day, and how ya go-o-o-in'
Just say g'day g'day g'day and you'll be right
Now when Italians meet they all go crazy
The blokes all like to hug each other too
The Yanks invented "hi" "and see you later"
While the Pommy will shake your hand and say "how do you do"
Now watch out for a Frenchmen or he'll kiss you
The Spaniards go for "Olah" and "Olay"
But in the land of the cockatoo, pole cats and the didgeridoo
When you meet an Aussie ten-to-one here's what he'll say
G'day g'day, how ya goin', what d'ya know, well strike a light
G'day g'day, and how ya go-o-o-in'
Just say g'day g'day g'day and you'll be right
It's a greeting that you'll hear across Australia
From Geraldton to Goulburn, Gundagai
It's as dinkum as the Dingo and the Dahlia
And you spell it with a G, apostrophe, a D-A-Y
Goo'day goo'day, how ya goin', what d'ya know, well strike a light
G'day g'day, and how ya go-o-o-in'
Just say g'day g'day g'day and you'll be right
G'day g'day, and how ya goin', what d'



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    nedwood
    G'day is short for Good Day and Aussies love to sport their own accent. Many people say we are an English speaking country and we can understand English orright but when we want to be flash we talk Australian. (orright is a word down under - it means all right, flash is an old Australian term for someone who is a bit of a lair. It was bestowed upon Ned Kelly because of his amazing horsemanship and ability to show it off. Police Supt. Nicholson gave orders to his men to have the Kellys "brought up on any charge at all no matter how paltry to take the flashness out of them". We would all be persecuted if the laws of that day applied to anyone who was a bit "flash" these days.
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      G'day is short for Good Day and Aussies love to sport their own accent. Many people say we are an... Read more →

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