"Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" as written by and Rolf Harris....
There's an old Australian stockman lying, dying
And he gets himself up onto one elbow and he turns to his mates
Who are all gathered around and he says

Watch me wallabies feed, mate
Watch me wallabies feed
They're a dangerous breed, mate
So watch me wallabies feed
Altogether now!

Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down
Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down

Keep me cockatoo cool, Curl
Keep me cockatoo cool
Ah, don't go acting the fool, Curl
Just keep me cockatoo cool
Altogether now!

Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down
Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down

'N' take me koala back, Jack
Take me koala back
He lives somewhere out on the track, Mac
So take me koala back
Altogether now!

Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down
Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down

And mind me platypus duck, Bill
Mind me platypus duck
Ah, don't let 'im go running amok, Bill
Just mind me platypus duck
Altogether now!

Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down
Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down

Play your didgeridoo, Blue
Play your didgeridoo
Ah, like, keep playin' 'til I shoot through, Blue
Play your didgeridoo
Altogether now!

Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down
Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down

Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred
Tan me hide when I'm dead
So we tanned his hide when he died, Clyde
And that's it hangin' on the shed!
Altogether now!

Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down
Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down


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"Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport" as written by Rolf Harris

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  • +1
    General Commentmy mom is like terribly offended by this song for some reason and it's weird.
    hooray4dolphinson September 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one of those that gets into you're bloody head and won't LEAVE. So I just had to d/l and play it. I noticed, though, that there is a missing verse in the version I have, between Koala and Platypus. I think it's like this (not sure what an Abo is ? IF it's spelled right, thats how it sounds !):

    Let me abos go loose, Lou
    let me abos go loose.
    There of no further use, Lou
    so let me abos go loose.
    charitybon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentan abo is slang for aborigine *or however you spell it* it was bothering me so i had to go look it up!! but this song is really catchy lol...i made my sister and all my friends d/l it...lol
    shleigh03on May 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentabo is often used as a derogatory term, and while the verse is not anti-aboriginal it was considered politically incorrect and has been removed from the song in recent years (in australia when this song was written racism was rampant)
    matty_keatingon April 23, 2004   Link

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