Who do You Think You are Kidding Mr. Palmer?

printable version here

tune “Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Hitler” (Dad’s Army)
music by Jimmy Perry and Derek Taverner, lyrics by Jimmy Perry, 1969
parodied by Jenny Fitzgibbon, 2013

Who do you think you are kidding Mr. Palmer?
If you think we’re on the run,
We are the ones who will stop yr little game,
We know that coal mining’s scary and insane,

So who do you think you are kidding Mr. Palmer?
If you think you’ve Queensland won?
So watch out Mr. Palmer
You’d best pull up your socks We’ll save you from bad Karma
While saving Bimblebox
So who do you think you are kidding Mr. Palmer?

Bimblebox

To the tune of Jingle Bells
Source: Carols Against Coal Booklet (Six Degrees, Brisbane)

Dashing through approvals
With a fast track government
Under fields they go
Farmers to torment
Nature to destroy
Wallets all to fill
Palmer’s in the Parliament
And he’s out there for the kill.

Bimblebox, Bimblebox
Clive he wants a mine
No more birds or reptiles there
Palmer thinks that’s fine, hey!

Bimblebox, Bimblebox
Digging up the land
Save our nature refuges
That’s what we all demand.

One-day we’ll win the fight
And sense will win the day
Clive will do what’s right
Solar all the way!
It’s where the future’s at
Leave coal in the ground,
Protect our nature refuges,
The best answer around.

Bimblebox, Bimblebox
Clive he wants a mine
No more birds or reptiles there
Palmer thinks that’s fine, hey!

Bimblebox, Bimblebox
Digging up the land
Save our nature refuges
That’s what we all demand.