Summertime Is Here

When the sun’s a golden rose,
And the magpie carols sing.
You can say and I can say,
Summertime is here.
In Australia summer’s here,
Bringing joy and Christmas cheer.
In Australia, summer’s here.

When the food is barbecued,
And the beaches overflow,
Holidays and laid-back ways.
Summertime is here.
In Australia summer’s here,
Bringing friends and family so dear.
In Australia, summer’s here.

When the bushfires scar our hearts,
And the flooding waters rise,
Scorching days and sleepless nights.
Summertime is here.
In Australia summer’s here,
Bringing so much doubt and fear.
Yes in Australia, summer’s here.

When the sky is azure blue,
And the wattle’s flowering still.
You can say and I can say,
Summertime is here.
In Australia summer’s here,
Heralding another new year.
In Australia, summer’s here,
Yes, in Australia, summer’s here.

Summertime Is Here

Michael John

Oatley, Australia

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Artist's Description

This song / ballad is based on an old Australian Christmas Carol.

Having always liked the tune (which I have altered), I decided to write some new words which relate to the theme of summertime in Australia.

Summer in Australia is synonymous with heat, the outdoors, bushfires, beaches, barbecues, holidays and Christmas.

I hope that all Australians can relate to it in some way. For those not in Australia, it will provide an insight into summertime down under.

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I have also recorded this song. It can be heard at my YouTube site.

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