The Kangaroo Hop

by Stomperoo

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This is a blues/jump/jive track in the style of Louie Jordan, but with a very Aussie "Hokey-Pokey" twist! Loosen up, smile, grab your partner and get into it!


I went out to the scrub, back of beyond
Out in the bush
If things don't roll out there its simple
they give 'em a push
and when they party they go over the top
doin' a dance called the Kangaroo Hop

You put your little arms out just like a roo,
shake ya tail at the ground, turn around
lift up your nose and sniff the air
shrug your shoulders like you don't care
bend ya knees and jump till you drop
everybody's doing the Kangaroo Hop!

A cute little kangaroo comes up ta me and says
"how about you and me go back to my pouch for a little eucalyptus oil?"
well ma legs go hollow but of course I follow and
before ya know it we got a cupla joeys
down at Frogs Hollow
where the barramundi beer party never stops
and everybody's doing the Kangaroo Hop!



released October 10, 2019
lyrics and music: Roo Friend
guitar, bass and drums: Roo Friend
Sax: Shaun Ballagh
Trumpet: Cip Pandrea
Trombone: Shane Hannan
Dijeridu: Michael Pitt
voice: Roo Friend
recorded, mixed and mastered at The Pocket Studio, Brisbane 2019
produced by Roo Friend for Roo Friend Music Australia
copyright 2019 Roo Friend APRA


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Stomperoo Brisbane, Australia

Stomperoo, sideman to the famous, playing guitar music crossing over on blues, jazz, folk and funk, re-defining and de- constructing everything from divorce, property settlement, gardening and crop rotation to junk food, obesity, infants, terrorism, sex and traffic, in the style of Mose Allison, Georgie Fame, Tom Waits, and Arlo Guthrie. ... more

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