Fly, fly, pigeon girl, my beautiful pigeon girl,
When I see you flying,
I think about the birds in the sky,
But you’re better than them ’cause you’re pigeon,
And pigeon has much nicer eye,
Just like me,
And like Nathan Buck-a-ley,
And you’re also like that other Maltese person,
He might win the Caulfield Cup,
But I don’t mind,
All in all for me,
You are my pigeon girl,
Fly, fly, pigeon girl,
Fly for me?
This – I hesitate to call it a ‘song’ – was submitted as a theme for the Pigeon Racing segment on Triple J’s breakfast show in the early 2000s, despite the fact that the Triple J breakfast show did not have (and never has had) a pigeon racing segment. It has lived rent free in my head ever since.