Austray Ya, as performed by Jonas Holt and recorded & played by Andy G at Nova 969, Sydney, in 2003.
*STOLEN OR JUST A COINCIDENCE?*
In early January 2015, Melbourne man Terry Mann has posted a YouTube video called 'Straya' which went viral over several days.
The song it seems is not a totally original concept.
"I've performed this song hundreds of times since 2004, usually finishing my stage act with it" says Sydney comedian & Tony Abbott impersonator Jonas Holt.
"Not any more!"
He continues, "Not because some other guy redeveloped the 'genius' concept, but because that Rolf reference has taken on a whole new meaning!"
Jonas also performed the song during his comedy festival shows 'Loathsome Cowboys', and 'United Impersonations' in recent years.
The song was originally recorded in the NOVA969 studios in Sydney with 'Nova 19s' host Andy G.
Jonas posted a live version from The Sydney Comedy Store with Wil Anderson too, which can be seen here:https://www.youtube.com/wat...
"My friends were tweeting and texting me, saying someone's ripped off your song... they were more stirred up than I was! But mine is just a collection of traditional Aussie bush songs with the same chorus hook. I don't know if Terry can do it live, but I bet he doesn't sing it like an angel like me"