Who Sang Australia? The Kinks

The Kinks Arthur (or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire) cover art

Some other versions of "Australia"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Raymond Douglas Davies
release date: 1969-10-10
length: 6:49
Opportunities are available in all walks of life in Australia
So if you're young and if you're healthy
Why not get a boat and come to Australia

Australia, the chance of a lifetime
Australia, you get what you work for
Nobody has to be any better than what they want to be
Australia, no class distinction
Australia, no drug addiction
Nobody's got a chip on their shoulder
We'll surf like they do in the U.S.A.
We'll fly down to Sydney for our holiday
On sunny Christmas Day
Australia, Australia
No one hesitates at life or beats around the bush in Australia
So if you're young and if you're healthy
Why not get a boat and come to Australia
Australia sha-la-la-la sha-la-la-la
Australia sha-la-la-la sha-la-la-la
Everyone walks around with a perpetual smile across their face
Australia sha-la-la-la sha-la-la-la
Australia sha-la-la-la sha-la-la-la
Everyone gets around and nobody can ever get you down
We'll surf like they do in the U.S.A.
We'll fly down to Sydney for our holiday
On sunny Christmas Day
Australia, Australia



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Victoria
  • 2 Yes Sir, No Sir
  • 3 Some Mother’s Son
  • 4 Drivin’
  • 5 Brainwashed
  • 6 Australia
  • 7 Shangri‐La
  • 8 Mr. Churchill Says
  • 9 She’s Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina
  • 10 Young and Innocent Days
  • 11 Nothing to Say
  • 12 Arthur

  • Album Information
    label: Pye Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin