Don Spencer/Allan Caswell Published by MCA-Gilbey
It – may - sound absurd, but I've heard a bird,
Who screeches and makes speeches in the spoken word.
He's got a snow white coat, and he can even quote,
Some lines from famous poems that Henry Lawson wrote.
And though he's not been known to use a telephone,
he can hold a conversation on his own.
He'll say 'G'day' and then he'll fly away,
but he'll be back to talk to us another day.
Chorus He's a Cockatoo - and he will talk to you,
Or imitate any sound you want him to.
He's a cockatoo - he's Aussie through and through.
He's a 'Hello cocky - have a cracker',
'Hello cocky - what's the matter'.
He's a sulphur crested cockatoo.
He comes to visit me, and sits up in a tree,
and demonstrates his very vast vocabulary.
When he says 'Hello mate', you know his diction's great.
If I could talk as well as him I’d run the state!
Chorus x 3