Don’t Call Wagga Wagga Wagga

© Greg Champion/Jim Haynes
(Warner/Chappel Music Australia)

This version first released on the album Stand Back Australia

Now once I met Ted Egan legend bushman that he is
a lotta folks they know their Outback well, and Ted he sure knows his
he knows those towns with funny names, the ones that make you laugh
and when it comes to the double names, he says “ya don’t do things by
half”, and

Chorus 1
Ya don’t call Kurri Kurri Kurri
and ya don’t call Gin Gin Gin
ya don’t call Mooney Mooney Mooney
and ya don’t call Kin Kin Kin
ya never call Pindi Pindi Pindi
and ya don’t call Grong Grong Grong
and ya don’t call Wagga Wagga Wagga no sir
callin’ Wagga Wagga Wagga is wrong

It’s Lang Lang and it’s Ki Ki Wangi Wangi and Woy Woy
and if ya call Tumbi Umbi Tumbi, well that proves your a silly boy
Cocklebiddy isn’t Cockle, Duckinwilla isn’t Duck
Burpengary isn’t Burpen, Muckadilla isn’t Muck
Uranquinty isn’t Uran, and Petrie isn’t Pee
you’d look pretty silly callin’ Liili Pilli Lilli and Wee Waa isn’t Wee,
and

Chorus 2
Ya don’t call Walla Walla Walla
and ya don’t call Curl Curl Curl
ya don’t call Mitta Mitta Mitta
and ya don’t call Wool Wool Wool
ya never call Pura Pura Pura
and ya don’t call Bong Bong Bong
and ya don’t call Wagga Wagga Wagga no sir
callin’ Wagga Wagga Wagga is wrong

It’s Terrigal not Terry, and Stanthorpe isn’t Stan
Peterborough isn’t Peter, Dandaragan isn’t Dan
Kenebri’s not Kenny, Jackadgery isn’t Jack
never ever call Jimboomba Jim and Macksville isn’t Mack
so now you’ll all remember Ted Egan’s good advice
some words are so fair dinkum that you have to use ’em twice, and

REPEAT CHORUS 1