Words And Music By Marion Sinclair Verse 1. Kookaburra sits in the ol' gum tree. Merry Merry king of the bush is he. Laugh, Kookaburra, Laugh, Kookaburra. Gay your life must be! Verse 2. Kookaburra sits in the ol' gum tree. Feeding on the gumdrops he can see. Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra. Save some gums for me! (Repeat While Singing in a round)
John Lennon wrote "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" about Richard Cooke, a hunter he met at the Maharishi's camp in India. Cooke hasn't shot anything since the camp, except with his camera - he became a freelance photographer for National Geographic.
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.