My Boomerang Won't Come Back

Album: My Boomerang Won't Come Back (1961)
Charted: 14 21
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  • 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 fadeWriter/s: DIAMOND, DRAKE
    Publisher: DOWNTOWN MUSIC,
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  • 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).
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