Tag: Six White Boomers

豪のクリスマス・ソング:Six White Boomers

SixWhiteBoomersオーストラリア風のクリスマス・ソングの中では「Six White Boomers」が伝説的な存在となっているかもしれない。
 理由が多数ある。
 まずは、1960年にリリースされたので恐らく初めて広く知られたオーストラリア風のクリスマス・ソング。
 そして、歌ったのはロルフ・ハリス氏という多彩なパフォーマーだった。今でも82歳にもなっている同氏がイギリスでは「典型的なオージー」を思い浮かばせるだろう。
 同氏がオーストラリア・イギリスを始め、広く・深く・長く愛されている。歌だけでなく、絵も上等、話術も最高だし、漫画もすぐる手入るし、少年時代では水泳チャンピオンだったハリス氏。
 この曲はサンタがオーストラリアにやってきた時にはトナカイの代わりにカンガルーの力でゾリを動かしたという話だ。
 曲にでるブーマーは「熟成している雄カンガルー」という意味だ。

SIX WHITE BOOMERS
Early on one Christmas Day, a Joey Kanga-roo,
Was far from home and lost in a great big zoo.
Mummy, where’s my mummy? They’ve taken her a-way.
We’ll help you find your mummy, son. Hop up on the sleigh.

Up beside the bag of toys little Joey hopped,
But they hadn’t gone far when Santa stopped.
Unharnessed all the reindeer and Joey wondered why,
Then he heard a far off booming in the sky.

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

Pretty soon old Santa began to feel the heat,
Took his fur-lined boots off to cool his feet,
Into one popped Joey, feeling quite okay,
While those old man kangaroos kept pulling on the sleigh.

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

Joey said to Santa, Santa, what about the toys?
Aren’t you giving some to these girls and boys?
They’ve got all their presents, son, we were here last night,
This trip is an extra trip, Joey’s special flight.

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

Soon the sleigh was flashing past, right over Marble Bar,
Slow down there, cried Santa, it can’t be far,
Come up on my lap here, son, and have a look around.
There she is, that’s Mummy, bounding up and down.

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

Well that’s the bestest Christmas treat that Joey ever had,
Curled up in mother’s pouch feeling snug and glad.
The last they saw was Santa heading northwards from the sun,
The only year the boomers worked a double run.

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

An Aussie Chrissie (オーストラリア独特な英語によって物語れている物語)
Strine Dictionary
Rolf Harris Official Website