Gwenda Beed Davey specialist in Children's Folklore gave permission for me to adapt and include my adaption here .The 'prawns on the Esplanade' can have a double meaning coming after the word heave !! Children will probably like this.
CHRISTMAS IN SYDNEY
Gwenda Davey adapted Lobl
Christmas in Sydney is cherries & cicadas Sunshine and swimming and sand in your hair. Pudding and ice cream and cold meat forever Hot winds and holidays, who's got a care?
We wish you a Merry Christmas a very Merry Christmas We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Christmas in Sydney is jump in the water, Grandpa and Grandma come over for tea. Giggling and guzzling lemonade and icy poles Present and kisses and a yacht race to see.
Christmas in Sydney is a Ferry to Manly Shiver at Pinchgut and hard cruel times Out in the sun again heave as the heads go by Prawns on the Esplanade under the pines.