As the Ashes Tournament draws ever closer, the team at bbmlive.com have started preparing for some good old fashioned Aussie bashing banter. Now we all know deep down that that the Matildas will be putting up a solid challenge so we Brits will just do what we do best and enjoy a few beers, sing some ridiculous songs and mock our way through defeat. If alternatively we pull one out the bag and give our hosts a run for their money, then the streets around Australia will be filled with our happy little rosy cheeked faces singing these corker Barmy Army Christmas Carols.

To celebrate our good pals from the Barmy Army bringing the troops together over the festive period we’ve pulled together some of our favourite Ashes songs from the Barmy Army song bongs which you can download at www.barmyarmy.com

Barmy Army Christmas Carols

AWAY IN AUSTRALIA – Away in a Manger Away in Australia No time for their beds The Army were singing And clearing their heads We’ve won at the cricket We’ve won in the bar The only thing left is Bidding Ricky “au revoir”

BARMY ARMY IS ALL HERE – Good King Wenceslas The Barmy Army is all here We wish you Merry Christmas You may not like the songs we sing But when we’ve gone you’ll miss us We’re thrashing you by 3 to 1 KP, Cook and Bell When you come to England next…… We’ll thrash you there as weeeeeeeeeell”

HARK, THE BARMY ARMY SING – Hark the Herald Angels Sing Hark, the Barmy Army sing Cheering England is our thing Piece of pie and jug of beer We’re all full of Christmas cheer We will raise our voices high Ashes victory is nigh Bumble’s saying “start the car!” We are the better team by far Beaten in their own back yard Aussies take that oh so hard Hark, the Barmy Army sing We’ll have the urn, England is King

WE WISH YOU A BARMY TEST MATCH – We Wish You a Merry Christmas We wish you a Barmy Test Match We wish you a Barmy Test Match We wish you a Barmy Test Match You’ve had a bad year Chorus Glad tidings we bring ‘Cos you just can’t win We wish you a Barmy Test Match And another crap year And you ain’t got a chance of winning You ain’t got a chance of winning You ain’t got a chance of winning You’re not even near And we won’t go without the Ashes We won’t go without the Ashes We won’t go without the Ashes The urn’s on its way here

Barmy Army Ashes Tour Songs

Ball and Chain

There is a house in New Orleans, They call the Rising Sun It’s been the ruin of many a poor boy, oh Lord I know I’m one One foot on the platform, one foot on the train I’m going back to New Orleans, to my ball and chain 1,2, Ball and Chain! Ball and Chain! We came here with Backpacks you with Ball and Chain Ball and Chain! Ball and Chain! We came here with Backpacks you with Ball and Chain

Convict Colony (To the tune of Yellow Submarine)

In the town where I was born, there lived a man who was a thief And he told me of his life, stealing bread and shagging sheep. So they put him in the nick, and then a magistrate he went to see He said “put him on a ship, to the convict colony” You all live in a convict colony, a convict colony, a convict colony You all live in a convict colony, a convict colony, a convict colony

I Shagged Matlida

I shagged Matilda, I shagged Matilda, I shagged Matilda and so did my mates, And she moaned and groaned and she took it up the Billabong, I shagged Matilda and so did my mates

The Aussies love the English

The Aussies love the English, you might find it quite strange ‘Cos we sent them all down under, with only balls and chains And when they see the English, they always shout and scream But when they had the chance to vote they voted for the Queen! God save your gracious Queen Long live your noble Queen God save your Queen (you’re a convict) Send her victorious Happy and glorious Long to reign over you God save your Queen.

Be Sure That You Come Prepared and Visit  www.barmyarmy.com Today!