Posted by: bluesyemre | May 16, 2020

Covers of Men At Work’s “Down Under”

Down under

“Down Under”

Travelling in a fried-out Kombi
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said:

“Do you come from a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder
You better run, you better take cover.”

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six foot four and full of muscle
I said, “Do you speak-a my language?”
He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich
And he said:

“I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder
You better run, you better take cover.” (yeah)

Lying in a den in Bombay
With a slack jaw, and not much to say
I said to the man, “Are you trying to tempt me?
Because I come from the land of plenty.”
And he said:

“Oh! Do you come from a land down under (oh yeah yeah)
Where women glow and men plunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder
You better run, you better take cover.”

Delta Goodrem asked me last week if I’d send her a video performance of “Down Under” so she could duet with me, for the Music from the Home Front thank you concert in Australia. I’m so glad I did. She sang and played so beautifully I got the goosebumps. I also loved watching everyone else singing their party pieces. Lovely. And thank you to all those on the frontline of this thing. It’s more than above and beyond. And to Support Act too, a great organization. Love to all.

Enjoy this very special performance Colin gave of “Down Under” at “The First Forty” 40th anniversary celebration for Santa Cruz Guitar Company. As you would expect, Colin shares an entertaining backstory about his introduction to Santa Cruz Guitars & also features a spot-on Ed Sullivan impersonation! This video comes to you first exclusively on Colin’s Newsletter! Song begins after Colin’s opening comments at 5:00 Sign up to Colin’s mailing list for more exclusive content at:

Colin Hay (Men At Work) performs ‘Land Down Under’ Live at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony in Sydney on 27/10/2018

Colin Hay (from Men At Work) performing his classic “Down Under” with Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band, during a show at the Greek Theatre in 2008. Extacted from the DVD “Live At The Greek Theatre 2008”, released by Universal Music Company.

Song composed by Colin Hay/Ron Strykert. (C)1981 EMI Songs Australia Pty Limited International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.

Cover of Men At Work’s “Down Under” performed by Nick Cunningham.

This is my cover of Land Down Under by Men At Work Thanks, JMC Academy, for putting this video together

Video example of a 3-camera High Definition shoot featuring a cover of “Down Under” by Men at Work. Performed by the Napa School of Music faculty. Recorded live at the Napa Valley Opera House during the Garage Band 101 Concert Series.

(Filmed by Napa Valley Media – Award-winning HD video production services)

Four years ago, Punk Rock Factory disappeared off the face of the planet. They hadn’t been seen or heard from until recently, when they were spotted on a building site in Australia. While working one day, they met a mysterious woman called Colin who invited them in for a sandwich of their once favourite meat product, the glorious sausage.

With the delicious taste of weiner in their mouths, they realised what needed to be done. The band flew home immediately, stopping off via Brussels, where they acquired a tall and muscular new member.

Now armed with the power of the mighty sausage and their new Belgian counterpart, Punk Rock Factory were back, and better than ever.

One ground performing their reggae verision of Land Down Under by Men at Work.


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