The Australian Galah



There were THREE in the scrub,
Eating a pineapple pie,
Red Kangaroo, Mouse and Wallaby too,
When Peter Possum walked by.

There were FOUR in the scrub,
Eating their way through the crust;
When out of the blue came Fred Cockatoo
With some cordial to wash down the dust.

Rub-a-dub dub,
There were FIVE in the scrub;
Nothing was left but the crumbs;
But when George the Galah drove up in his car,
They were all fast asleep neath the gums.

By Dan Valley



Illustrated by Yvonne Perrin (1986)
Australian Poems for the Very Young
Child & Henry Publishing Pty Ltd
ISBN 0 86777 248 4


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