The Holly & The Ivy

© Greg Champion/Colin Buchanan
(Warner/Chappel Music Australia)

This version first released on the album Aussie Christmas With Bucko & Champs

The holly and the ivy
if they come up in your yard
then go and get the Roundup
and hit the mongrels hard

The feral pig and the cane toad
have a right to exist
but they don’t fit our ecology
and make awful Christmas gifts

The rabbit is a dreadful pest
and introduced of course
but it makes a bonzer Christmas dish
with gravy and plum sauce

The privet and the lantana
are a blight upon our land
why anyone would plant them
I will never understand

The banksia and bottlebrush
koala and emu
they are honest Aussie Diggers
they’re the only ones true blue

The holly and the ivy
if they come up in your yard
then go and get the Roundup
and hit the mongrels hard