"Play me didgeridoo"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 6 23:31:02 UTC 2014

The oldie, Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport, has the verse,

Play me _didgeridoo_, Blue
Play me _didgeridoo_

Having never heard the word before, I interpreted the verse as,

Play me didgeri, do, Blue
Play me didgeri, do

the otiose "do" being not uncommon in non-North-American dialects of
English, according to the media.


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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