This video (no longer on YouTube) was passed on via Sydney singer songwriter Richard Cuthbert. Richard emigrated to Australia with his family when he was 8 years old. His father played John Williamson’s Goodbye Blinky Bill in the car on repeat for months on their road trips around the country side.
John Williamson is an Australian music and folk icon! This song is from his album True Blue.
Oh goodbye Bunyip Bluegum, goodbye Blinky Bill
And beautiful little Nutsie, I can't believe it
Our koalas are all dying, can it really be?
A national disaster, a world catastrophe
Shiny little black nose and fluffy little ears
Furry little bundle soaking up the tears
Oh Snugglepot and Cuddlepie are crying in the rain
and Wombat's gone into his hole and won't come out
Oh pass the hat around between your friends
There's no time to contemplate
Maybe if we show some love
Maybe it's not too late
'Cause Blinky Bill is dying, cross him off the list
Knock on doors, ring the bell, save the eucalypts
I don't think I could stand the shame,
Knowing that I could Have saved the world from losing