In the bad bad lands of Australia many years ago The Aborigine tribes were meeting, having a big pow-wow
We've got a lot of trouble Chief, On account of your son Mac My boy Mac, what's wrong with him? My boomerang won't come back! Your boomerang won't come back My boomerang won't come back My boomerang won't come back I've waved the thing all over the place Practiced till I was black in the face I'm a big disgrace t' the Aborigine race My boomerang won't back I want a kangaroo (yeah yeah) Make kangaroo stew (yea yeah) But I'm a big disgrace t' the Aborigine race My boomerang won't back
They banished him from the tribes' lair and sent him on his way He had a hapless boomerang, so here he could not stay This is nice, isn't it? Getting banished at my time in life What a way to spend an evening Sittin' on a rock in the middle of the desert with me boomerang in me Hand. I should very likely get bushwhacked Get out of here Nasty bushwhackin' animal Think I'll make a nice cup of tea (boing boing boing) Good gracious There goes a kangaroo I must have practice with me boomerang Hey, right behind the left elbow, then slowly back If you throw that thing At me, I'll jump right on your head! Ain't it marvelous! In a land Full of kangaroos I might not get that one!
For 3 long months he sat there, or maybe it was 4 Then an old old man in a kangaroo skin came a-knockin' at his door I'm the local with doctor, son. They call me Joe Joseph Black. Now tell me, what's your trouble, boy? My boomerang won't come back! Your boomerang won't come back My boomerang won't come back My boomerang won't come back I've waved the thing all over the place Practiced till I was black in the face I'm a big disgrace t' the Aborigine race My boomerang won't back 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 girl Excuse me Now then, slowly back and throw!
Oh my God! Avit the flying doctah He-he-he-he! Can you do farther eat? Don't talk to me about first taste boy You owe me 14 chickens for teaching You to throw the boomerang, first things first Yes, I know that, but I mean, I Think, on this occasion, you know and fade Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 7th 1962, "My Boomerang Won't Come Back" by Charlie Drake entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on March 11th it peaked at #21 (for 1 week) and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100... And on December 9th, 1961 it reached #1 (for 6 weeks) on the Australian Kent Music Report chart (it was succeeded at #1 by "Let There Be Drums" by Sandy Nelson)... Peaked at #3 in Canada... R.I.P. Mr. Drake, born Charles Edward Springall, (1925 - 2006).