In the bad backlands of Australia, many years ago, the aborigine tribes were meeting, having a big pow-wow. - We got a lot of trouble, chief, on account of your son Mack - My boy Mack? Why, what's wrong with him? - My boomerang won't come back! - Your boomerang won't come back? (Chorus:) |: My boomerang won't come back :| I've waved the thing all over the place, practised till I was black in the face, I'm a big disgrace to the aborigine race My boomerang won't come back! I can ride a kangaroo, make kinkajou stew But I'm a big disgrace to the aborigine race My boomerang won't come back! They banished him from the tribe then and sent him on his way, He had a backless boomerang So here he could not stay. (parlando:) This is nice, ain't? Getting banished at my time of life What a way to spend an evening, sitting on a rock in the middle of the desert with me boomerang in me hand I shall very likely get bushwhacked Get out of it, you nasty bushwhacking animal! Think I'll make a nice cup of tea Good gracious, there goes a kangaroo I must have a practice with me boomerang: Hit him right behind the left earhole Now then, slowly back... (kangaroo:) If you throw that thing at me, I'll jump right on your head! (sempre parlando:) Ain't it marvellous? Got a land full of kangaroos, and I had to pick that one! For three long months he sat there, or maybe it was four Then an old old man in a kangaroo skin came a-knocking at his door. (parlando:) Well, I'm the local witch doctor, son They call me George Alfred Black Now tell me, what's your trouble, boy? - My boomerang won't come back! - Your boomerang won't come back? Chorus (parlando:) Don't worry, boy, I know the trick, and to you I'm gonna show it If you want your boomerang to come back, well first you've got to throw it! - Oh yes, never thought of that Daddy will be pleased Must have a go, excuse me. Now then, slowly back and... throw! [Boomerang flying, airplane roaring, crashing down] Oh my God, I've hit the flying doctor! Can you do first aid? - Don't talk to me about first aid, boy! You owe me fourteen chickens, you know I learned you to throw the boomerang, you know, first things first! - Yes, I know that, but I mean, I think on this occasion, you know, you could be a bit more perspective!