Ruby Charlotte Margaret Hunter(31 October 1955 – 17 February 2010) was an Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist. She was a member of the NgarrindjeriAboriginal nationality, and often performed with her partner, Archie RoachAM, whom she met at the age of 16, while both were homeless teenagers. Born on the banks of the Murray River in South Australia, Hunter was forcibly taken from her family at the age of eight as part of the Stolen Generation. (Wikipedia)
"Ruby became the first Aboriginal woman to release a solo album in 1994 with her debut ‘Thoughts Within’.
Her second album ‘Feeling Good’ was released in 2000 and garnered Ruby Best Female Performer of the Year at the Deadly Awards...
Ruby has played alongside Joan Armatrading, Tracy Chapman, and Bob Dylan..." From ‘Down City Streets’: "Crawled out of bushes early morn
Used newspapers to keep me warm
Then I'd have to score a drink
Calm my nerves, help me to think
Down city streets I would roam
I had no bed, I had no home
And there was nothing that I owned
Used my fingers as a comb
In those days when I was young
Drinking and fighting was no fun
It was daily living for me
I had no choice
It was meant to be"
Archie Roach 'Took the children away' with lyrics (beautiful protest song).
"Archie Roach is an icon of the Australian music industry and his honest storytelling tells the sad truth of indigenous Australia.
He wrote the landmark song 'Took the Children Away' in 1990, about his own childhood and being taken by authorities from his parents to a mission.
"You took the children away, Breaking their mothers heart, Tearing us all apart" the lyrics ring..." (YouTube) + A worksheet created by Mauricette Casabonne-Angla (Ac. Bordeaux) - Niveau 3ème
"Redback, Funnel-Web, Blue-ringed octopus
Taipan, Tigersnake and a Box jellyfish
Stonefish and the poison thing that lives in a shell
That spikes you when you pick it up
Come to Australia
You might accidentally get killed..."
Six White Boomers - Australian Christmas Carol sung by Rolf Harris(YouTube)+ LYRICS : "Early on one Christmas Day, a Joey Kanga-roo
Was far from home and lost in a great big zoo
Mummy, where's my mummy, they've taken her a-way
We'll help you find your mummy son, hop on the sleigh..." (stlyrics.com)
Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sportsung by Rolf Harris(YouTube)+ Lyrics : "Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred
Tan me hide when I'm dead
So we tanned his hide when he died, Clyde
And that's it hangin' on the shed" (oldielyrics.com)
Court of King Caractacus - Rolf Harris - Karaoke(YouTube)+ Lyrics: "Now the fascinating witches who put the scintilating stiches in the britches of the boys who put the powder on the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Catactacus, were just passing by..." (lyrics007.com)
Rolf Harris - "an Australian musician, singer, composer, painter, and television host." (Wikipedia)
Two Little Boys sung by Rolf Harris - with an animation(YouTube)+ Lyrics: "Two little boys had two little toys
Each had a wooden horse
Gayly they played each summer's day
Warriors both of course
One little chap then had a mishap
Broke off his horse's head..." (lyrics007.com)
"I am Australian" - a song by The Seekers The LYRICS(azlyrics.com) Fiche élève : Texte lacunaire à compléter. + Fiche
professeur Envoyé par Marina Bureaud (Ac. Poitiers) + the VIDEO (YouTube)
songs - some with videos
- Waltzing Matilda + Video (Vocabulary explained)
- Botany Bay + Video
- Click go the Shears + Video
- Give Me a Home Among the Gum Trees + Video
- I Am Australian + Video
- I Still Call Australia Home + Video
- Tie Me Kangaroo Down + Video
- With My Swag Upon My Shoulder
- My Country