Jamboree

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Split Enz were one of the most successful New Zealand musical acts of the 1980s. Formed in the early 1970s and variously featuring Phil Judd and brothers Tim Finn and Neil Finn, the band would go on to achieve chart success in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada ‒ most notably with their 1980 sing… more »

Roll up, roll up to the jamboree 
Roll up, roll up to the jamboree 

Roll up, roll up, troupers jamboree 
Old friends attend, long time no see 
Roll up, roll up, troupers come on down 
Big top, non stop, annual reunion 

I know what you're thinking, I know what you'll say 
But I gotta getta be, at the troupers jamboree 
There's safety in numbers, I'll never forget 
40 years ago, on with the show 

Distant voices calling, calling me 
Entertaining me 
Memories of the heydays 
With the better company

I know what you're thinking, I know what you'll say 
But I gotta getta be, at the troupers jamboree 
There's safety in numbers, I'll never forget 
40 years ago, on with the show 

Roll up, roll up, troupers jamboree 
Old friends attend, long time no see 
Roll up, roll up, troupers come on down 
Big top, non stop, annual reunion 

Keeping a lonely vigil while the girls all have a ball 
The stories come out thick and fast, long, short and tall 
There's Frank do Preze on the flying trapeze 
Finally come down to earth 
Good ol' Chris the contortionist, is bent if not worse 
Dear ol' Merle the strip-tease girl, do anything for kicks 
And the ol' magician has disappeared, still up to his old tricks 
Well the gag man's been gagged 
And the straight man's gone straight 
The mime artiste too clever for words 
And the MC's still late 

Oh Jamboree, oh Jamboree!
Oh Jamboree, oh Jamboree!
Oh Jamboree, oh Jamboree!
Oh Jamboree, oh Jamboree!

Written by: ANTHONY EDWARD CHARLES RAYNER, BRIAN TIMOTHY FINN, GEOFFREY NOEL CROMBIE, PHILIP RAYMOND JUDD

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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