Jingle Bells – normale und australische Version

Jingle Bells

(Original-Text)

Dashing through the snow,

In a one-horse open sleigh.

Through the fields we go,

Laughing all the way.

Bells on bob-tail ring,

Making spirits bring.

What fun it is to ride and sing

A sleighing song tonight!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Jingle all the way!

Oh what fun it is to ride,

in a one-horse open sleigh!

James Pierpoint

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Jingle Bells

(australische Version)

Dashing through the bush, in a rusty Holden-ute.

Kicking up the dust, esky in the boot.

Kelpie by my side, singing Christmas songs.

It’s summer time and I’m in my singlet shorts and thongs!

Chorus:

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!

Christmas in Australia -on a scorching summer day!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas-time is beaut,

oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty holden-ute!

Engine’s getting hot, we dodge the kangaroos.

The swaggie climbs abroad, he’s welcome, too!

All the family is there, sitting by the pool,

Christmas the Aussie way -by the barbecue!

(Chorus)

Come the afternoon, grandpa has a doze,

the kids and uncle Bruce are swimming in their cloths.

The time comes round to go, we take the family-snap

And pack the car and shoot all through -before the washing-up!

(Chorus)

Definitionen:

-Holden: Auto

-ute: Pick-up

-esky: Kühltasche

-Kelpie: ein treuer und lieber Hund

-Swaggie: ein Mann aus dem Busch, der seine Schlafsachen und seine

Kochutensilien bei sich trägt, also eine Art obdachloser Busch-

Bewohner. Er hat in der Regel einen großen Hut auf, von dem Korken herunterhängen, um Fliegen wegzuhalten…

 

Diesen Text und Gedichte, Geschichten, Bräuche und Rezepte findet man hier: Skandinavischer Weihnachtszauber

Skandinavischer Weihnachtszauber (Skandinavische Weihnacht 2)

und hier:

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Das britische Weihnachtsfest

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