Adelaide win prompts rewrite of Aussie anthem

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With Australia's 218-run win over England in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, thus recording back-to-back victories, the words of the Australian national anthem have been rewritten for the occasion.

With Australia's 218-run win over England in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, thus recording back-to-back victories, the words of the Australian national anthem have been rewritten for the occasion.

Here are the lyrics to the new pre-match line-up ditty, entitled 'Advance Mitch Johnson's Hair'. Learn the words and sing along when the third Test gets under way in Perth.

<i>Australians all let us rejoice<br>For we are two nil up<br>We've golden decks and magic mo's,<br>Our side is led by Pup.<br>Our lads abound in sledges harsh <br>Of quinoa rich and rare,<br>In Wisden's page let every image<br>Advance Mitch Johnson's hair,<br>In joyful strains then let us sing<br>'Advance Mitch Johnson's hair'.</i>

<i>We've made their pretty Alastair Cross,<br>We'll rip their hearts with hands,<br>To make this rookie side of ours<br>Number one of all the lands.<br>For those who've come across the seas<br>We've bouncer pains to share,<br>With Lehmann's help let's all combine<br>To advance Mitch Johnson's hair.<br>In joyful strains then let us sing<br>'Advance Mitch Johnson's hair'.</i>

Find the original, far-less-interesting, lyrics <a href='http://www.imagesaustralia.com/australiannationalanthem.htm' target='_blank' class='instorylink'><b>here</b></a>.

<b>Lindsay du Plessis</b>

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