"Mango Pickle Down River" as written by Mathangi Arulpragasam, Morgan William Lewis, Buddy Stewart Blair, Keith John Dutton, Wally James Ebsworth, Colroy Johnson, Lendal Isaac King, Brendon Lee Adams, Daniel Geoffrey Wright and William...
When it's real hot we go down the river and swim
And When we go fishing we're catching the bream
When the river's high we jump off the bridge
And when we get home and play some didge

When it's real hot we go down the river and swim
And When we go fishing we're catching the bream
When the river's high we jump off the bridge
And when we get home and play some didge

First of all I wanna say I don't even know why you act that way
My name is Maya and people always say
I act kinda strange like a dooba weh
I like fish and mango pickle
When I climb trees them feet them tickle
I'm broke this month, didn't pay rent
I had to jump town and my money's all spent
I had to jump town and my money's all spent

When it's real hot we go down the river and swim
And When we go fishing we're catching the bream
When the river's high we jump off the bridge
And when we get home and play some didge

When it's real hot we go down the river and swim
And When we go fishing we're catching the bream
When the river's high we jump off the bridge
And when we get home and play some didge

Rode the BMX, we walked through the bush
The boys fight to ride it but I just let them push
Keith stole an egg from a lil kookoo
Kept it safe in his mouth, while he danced the jookoo jookoo

There?s only one ocean that got fish left
One day we?ll have to be a really good chef
And I don?t mean us in the bush making meth
Boys, if you catch meth, you catch your death
When I said that Keith sneezed and had a chick
Broke the little egg in his mouth in little bits

When it's real hot we go down the river and swim
And When we go fishing we're catching the bream
When the river's high we jump off the bridge
And when we get home and play some didge

When it's real hot we go down the river and swim
And When we go fishing we're catching the bream
When the river's high we jump off the bridge
And when we get home and play some didge


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"Mango Pickle Down River" as written by Buddy Stewart Blair Brendon Lee Adams

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    General CommentI LOVE Keith!
    He's so cute!
    feel me loudon August 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionHere, I fixed it for you:
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    Testing one
    Go, one, two, three, four

    Wilcannia Mob
    M.I.A.
    Morganics

    When it's really hot we go to the river and swim
    When we're goin' fishin', we catchin' the bream
    When the river's high, we jump off the bridge
    And when we get home, we play some didge

    When it's really hot we go to the river and swim
    When we're goin' fishin', we catchin' the bream
    When the river's high, we jump off the bridge
    And when we get home, we play some didge

    They call me Wally, this is where I'm at
    I wear my NRL baseball cap
    Parramatta's my team if you know what I mean
    To be the captain, that's my dream

    My name is Keith from Wilcannia Street
    I walk on stilts to read the beat
    When it crawls out, I shake a leg
    This is my rhyme and that's what I said

    First of all I wanna say
    I don't really know why you act that way
    My name is Maya and people always say
    I act kinda strange like a dooba weh
    I like fish and mango pickle
    When I climb trees, them feet then tickle
    I'm broke this month didn't pay rent
    I had to jump town and my money's all spent (all spent)
    I had to jump town and my money's all spent

    When we get hot, we go to the river and swim
    When we're goin' fishin', we catchin' the bream
    When the river's high, we jump off the bridge
    And when we get home, we play some didge

    When we get hot, we go to the river and swim
    When we're goin' fishin', we catchin' the bream
    When the river's high, we jump off the bridge
    And when we get home, we play some didge

    We-we-we play some didge
    We-we-we play some didge
    We-we-we play some didge

    Well Colroy's here, have no fear
    All you old pigs better watch out for this bit
    And I'm here at the game and I'm almost ten
    I wanna be an actor like Jackie Chan

    Lendal is my name; I like to do back flips
    Listen to the words that come from my lips
    Jump off the bridge and I'll play the didge
    And when I catch a fish, I put it in the fridge

    My name is Buddy, I can't stand still
    Wilcannia to Dubbo to Broken Hill
    I've been movin' around from town to town
    And this is how I get down!

    Rode the BMX when we walked through the bush
    The boys fight to ride it, but I just let 'em push
    Keith stole an egg from a lil' cuckoo
    Kept it safe in his mouth, while he danced jookoo jookoo

    There's only one ocean that got fish left
    One day we'll have to be a really good chef
    And I don't mean us in the bush making meth
    Boys if you catch meth you catch your death
    When I said that Keith sneezed and had a chick
    Broke the little egg in his mouth in little bits

    When it gets hot, we go to the river and swim
    When we goin' fishin', we catchin' the bream
    When the river's high ,we jump off the bridge
    And when we get home, we play some didge

    When it gets hot, we go to the river and swim
    When we goin' fishin', we catchin' the bream
    When the river's high, we jump off the bridge
    And when we get home, we play some didge

    When it gets hot, we go to the river and swim
    When we goin' fishin', we catchin' the bream
    When the river's high, we jump off the bridge
    And when we get home, we play some didge
    jewdifulon July 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti second strykerchick. anyway the "My NOIME is KEEF!" is the best part for me. only way to make this better would be to have little girls rapping vs the boys.
    getoffmytotson August 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI figured I might as well try to figure out wilcannia mob's verses, if anyone wants to help out, do it--

    call me marley, this where I'm at
    I'm M.I.A. (??) croquet
    I'm [on the/out of a] team if you know what I mean
    to be the captain- that's my dream

    my name is keith from akenya street
    I walk on stilts through beat(bee?) the beat
    when it grows here(hair?),
    I shake a leg
    this is my rhyme and that's what I said

    the color of (?) my feet
    all you out there better watch out for my speed
    I'm in the game and I'm almost ten
    I'm gonna be an actor like jackie chan

    and I leave my name I like to do (athletes?)
    listen to the words that come from marley

    jump off the bridge
    and I'll fly the didge
    when I catch a fish
    I put it in the fridge

    my name is buddy
    I can't stand still
    from akenya- to stubble- to boklen hill
    I've been moving round from town to town
    and this is how I-- get down
    precipitateon September 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely one of my favourites. I tried to figure out the kids' verses and this is what I could come up with:

    Call me Wally, this where I’m at, I hear M.I.A never wears ball caps, __ on my team, if you know what I mean, to be their captain, that’s my dream

    My name is Keith from Wilcannia Strip, I walk on stilts to look real big, when it grows hair, I shake a leg, this is my rhyme and that’s what I said.

    [Maya Verse]

    ____, All you other people gotta watch out for my speed, I’m in the game and I’m almost 10, I’m gonna be an actor like Jackie Chan

    Wendel is my name, I like to do back flips, listen to the words that come from (my lips?), jump off the bridge and I’ll fly ____, when I catch a fish, I put it in the fridge

    My name is Buddy, I can’t stand still, from Wilcannia to ___ to ___ hill, I’ve been looping around from town to town, and this is how I get down.

    [Maya Verse]
    adelaideaon September 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think some of the verses are a bit hard to understand if your not familiar with some australian terms .
    The first verse is -
    you can call me wally this is where im at .
    i wear my NRL (rugby league) baseball cap , parramattas my team if you know what i mean .
    to be the captain , thats my dream.

    (Paramatta is like a region of sydney and the rugby team he follows.)

    My name
    I might decode some later if i have time . =)
    woopwhoopon October 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah i agree its much easier if u kno aussie terms and the kids. i tried to figure out the lyrics properly cuz even the M.I.A. lyrics look kinda wrong. mind, i couldnt even figure out a substitute for some. here goes:

    Testing one
    Go, one, two, three, four

    Wilcannia Mob
    M.I.A.
    Morganics

    (Chorus)
    When it’s really hot we go to the river and swim
    When we’re goin’ fishin’, we catchin’ the bream
    When the river’s high, we jump off the bridge
    And when we get home, we play some didge

    (Chorus)

    They call me Wally, this is where I’m at
    I wear my NRL baseball cap
    Parramatta’s my team if you know what I mean
    To be the captain, that’s my dream

    My name is Keith from Wilcannia Street
    [I walk on stilts to read the beat
    When it crawls out, I shake a leg]???
    This is my rhyme and that’s what I said

    First of all I wanna say
    I don't really know why you act that way
    My name is Maya and people always say
    I act kinda strange like a [dooba weh]???
    I like fish and mango pickle
    When I climb trees, them feet then tickle
    I'm broke this month didn't pay rent
    I had to jump town and my money's all spent (all spent)
    I had to jump town and my money's all spent

    (Chorus x2)

    We-we-we play some didge (x3)

    Well Colroy’s here, have no fear
    [All you old pigs better watch out for this bit
    And I’m here at the game and I’m almost ten]???
    I wanna be an actor like Jackie Chan

    Lendal is my name; I like to do back flips
    Listen to the words that come from my lips
    Jump off the bridge and I’ll play the didge
    And when I catch a fish, I put it in the fridge

    My name is Buddy, I can’t stand still
    Wilcannia to Dubbo to Broken Hill
    I’ve been movin’ around from town to town
    And this is how I, get down!

    Rode the BMX we walked through the bush
    The boys fight to ride it, but I just let ‘em push
    Keith stole an egg from a lil’ cuckoo
    Kept it safe in his mouth, while he danced [jookoo jookoo]???

    There's only one ocean that got fish left
    One day we'll have to be a really good chef
    And I don't mean us in the bush making meth
    Boys if you catch meth you catch your death
    When I said that Keith sneezed and had a chick
    Broke the little egg in his mouth in little bits

    (Chorus x3)

    feel free to correct!
    stashedon October 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol @ people from other countries who cant understand them. Those kids got really popular on Triple J radio a few years ago for this very song (minus M.I.A. of course) and I guess she just picked up on it and wanted to collaborate. Triple J is the big national youth radio service here, without it, Australia would pretty much be void of any non-commercial music. JJJ delivers.
    Nidison December 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is getting quite close to complete!

    i'm pretty sure keith says, "when the crew is here, i shake a leg," and in colroy's bit, "better watch out for my spear."
    robot_childon December 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat is didge?
    and what in the world does that part about the cuckoo's egg and keith biting it after she said cooking meth mean??? lol
    lovelyritalucyon April 01, 2008   Link

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