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Out on the plains the brolgas are dancing
The Carol of the Birds

John WHEELER, 20th century

Source : Bob Bolton (via Mudcat)

  1. Out on the plains the brolgas are dancing
    Lifting their feet like warhorses prancing
    Up to the sun the woodlarks go winging
    Faint in the dawn light echoes their singing
    Orana! Orana! Orana to Christmas Day.

  2. Down where the tree ferns grow by the river
    There where the waters sparkle and quiver
    Deep in the gullies bell-birds are chiming
    Softly and sweetly their lyric notes rhyming
    Orana! Orana! Orana to Christmas Day.

  3. Friar birds sip the nectar of flowers
    Currawongs chant in wattle tree bowers
    In the blue ranges lorikeets calling
    Carols of bush birds rising and falling
    Orana! Orana! Orana to Christmas Day.

William G. JAMES, 20th century
MIDI (with didgeridoo) | MIDI (without didgeridoo) David FERGUSON

Brolga :
A red-headed grey crane (Grus rubicunda) of north eastern Australia, noted for its graceful courtship dances.
Currawong :
A large black bird (Strepera graculina) of eastern Australia, with an attractive call including the sounds "curra – wong".
Friar Bird :
A large brown honeyeater(Philemon corniculatis & spp), of eastern Australia, with the head bare of feathers, to allow access deep into flowers.
Lorikeet :
Any of a number of small, arboreal parrots found in different parts of Australia.
Orana :
Aboriginal word for dawn ... or, in this sense, greetings or perhaps hail!.

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