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Tie Me Kangaroo Down (Rolf Harris) Tie me kangaroo down, sport Tie me kangaroo down Tie me kangaroo down, sport, Tie me kangaroo down, Watch me wallaby's feed, mate, Watch me wallaby's feed. They're a dangerous breed, mate, So watch me wallaby's feed. Keep me cockatoo cool, Curl, Keep me cockatoo cool. Don't go acting the fool, Curl, Just keep me cockatoo cool. Watch me platypus duck, Bill Watch me platypus duck, Don't let 'im run amuck, Bill Watch me platypus duck. Play me digeridoo, Blue Play me digeridoo Keep playin' it till I shoot through, Blue Play me digireedoo Let me Abos go loose, Bruce Let me Abos go loose They're of no further use, Bruce So let me Abos go loose. 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 him, hangin' on the shed. Note: The next-to-last verse, which is rather offensive, but evidently was acceptable in Australia in the early 60s, refers to Abos, or Aborigines. Roughly, the American equivalent would be "darkies". GM SW, GM
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