Home Among The Gum Trees

Home Among The Gum Trees Aussie Childcare Network

I've been around the world 
A couple of times or maybe more 
I've seen the sights, I've had delights 
On every foreign shore 
But when my mates all ask me 'bout 
The place that I adore 
I tell them right away 

Give me a home among the gum trees 
With lots of plum trees 
A sheep or two, a k-kangaroo 
A clothesline out the back 
Verandah out the front 
And an old rocking chair. 

You can see me in the kitchen
Cooking up a roast
Or Vegemite on toast
Just you and me, a cup of tea
And later on, we'll settle down
And go out on the porch
And watch the possums play

Give me a home among the gum trees
With lots of plum trees
A sheep or two, a k-kangaroo
A clothesline out the back
Verandah out the front
And an old rocking chair.

There's a Safeways up the corner
And a Woolies down the street
And a brand new place they've opened up
Where they regulate the heat
But I'd trade them all tomorrow
For a little bush retreat
Where the kookaburras call

Give me a home among the gum trees
With lots of plum trees
A sheep or two, a k-kangaroo
A clothesline out the back
Verandah out the front
And an old rocking chair.

Some people like their houses
With fences all around
Others live in mansions
And some beneath the ground
But me I like the bush you know
With rabbits running round
And a pumpkin vine out the back

Give me a home among the gum trees
With lots of plum trees
A sheep or two, a k-kangaroo
A clothesline out the back
Verandah out the front
And an old rocking chair.

Give me a home among the gum trees
With lots of plum trees
A sheep or two, a k-kangaroo
A clothesline out the back
Verandah out the front
And an old rocking chair.

Hints and Tips:

  • Hand Actions for the following words:

Gum Trees: Wag hands over head like leaves in the wind

Plum trees: Pretend to pull plums down from tree

Sheep: Circle sides of head with 1st 2 fingers like sheep horns end with or 2: 2 fingers up then

Kangaroo: bounce 1st 2 fingers of right hand like a kangaroo across in front

Clothesline: Use thumbs to show clothesline behind you

Veranda: spread hands from center palms up showing veranda

Old Rocking Chair: Rock forearms as if in chair.

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Last modified on Friday, January 9, 2015

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