So early in the morningMe missus says to me:Get down to the bureau And earn some L-S-D.
So, bein’ a man of actionI got aboard a tramAnd went to the officeOf the forest-ary man.
Hoopin’ round the woop-woopsHavin’ lots of funChasin’ all the red deerWith a sheath-knife and a gun.
Never liked to work and I dodge it when I canBut I’m out to show the bossThat I’m a good keen man.
Early in the morning,I’m sloggin’ up the trackWorking like a bullockAnd a half-a tonne a pack.
With mud up to me eyebrowsAnd wet as a shagI can’t find a dry spotTo put me sleeping bag.
Rolling through the supplejackNever see the sunLost me blinkin’ sheath-knife and lost me bloomin’ gun.
Smell like a pole-catEat when I canI’m just a silly JoeTo be a good keen man.
So back to the cityJust as quick as I can runWatch it! says me wifeNow you’ve had ya bit of fun.
The house needs a paint,And the lawn needs a mow.Get out you lazy blighterJust as quick as you can go!
So out of the houseAnd I got aboard a tramAnd I asked the boss If he could use a good keen man.
Chasing all the red deerLiving like a kingA man doesn’t know When he’s on a good thing–
No, a man doesn’t know When he’s on a good thing!