What Is A Didjeridoo?
by Michael Mark & Tom Chapin
1996 HCD Music & The Last Music Co. (ASCAP)

What is a didjeridoo? What is a didjeridoo?
It comes from the land of the kangaroo.
But what does a didjeridoo do?
What does a didjeridoo?

I learned all about the Bouzouki
From a Greek with a sweet tooth named Moukie
"I will strum something neat, or lovely and sweet
If you give me a chocolate chip cookie."
But, what is a didjeridoo? What is a didjeridoo?
It comes from the land of the kangaroo.
It goes from your nose to the top of your shoe.
But what does a didjeridoo do?
What does a didjeridoo?

In Hawaii I heard ukulele
From a young hula dancer named Haley.
She said, "I love to play
While I practice my sway, so I ukulele daily."
But, what is a didjeridoo? What is a didjeridoo?
It comes from the land of the kangaroo.
It goes from your nose to the top of your shoe.
It's a hollow stick that termites chew,
But what does a didjeridoo do?
What does a didjeridoo?

I know 'bout the balalaika.
From a Moscow musician named Micah
He said, "I'm the betsk from here to Plesetsk
'Cause I play it while riding my bike-a."
But, what is a didjeridoo? What is a didjeridoo?
It comes from the land of the kangaroo.
It goes from your nose to the top of your shoe.
It's a hollow stick that termites chew,
Made of eucalyptus or bamboo,
But what does a didjeridoo do?
What does a didjeridoo?

A Caribbean captain named Mongo
Played me sail-away songs on the bongo.
"I wish I could stay-o and play-o all DAY-O.
But my banana boat's leaving, so long-o."
But, what is a didjeridoo? What is a didjeridoo?
You pucker and blow and this sucker will buzz
And growl like it's full of carpet fuzz.
It's the coolest sound that ever was,
And that's what a didjeridoo does,
That's what a didjeri-does (do).


This song appears on Tom Chapin's Around The World And Back Again CD.

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