The Wiggles and Rolf Harris singing "Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport".

"Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport" is a song written by Rolf Harris. In 2000, The Wiggles make a version of the song with him and it appeared on the It's a Wiggly Wiggly World! video and album. Since then, it has appeared on the Hot Potatoes! The Best of The Wiggles video and album, the Celebration! album, and an appearance in The Wiggly Big Show (UK version).

Song Lyrics

Watch me wallaby's feed, mate
Watch me wallaby's feed
Ay look they're a dangerous breed, mate
So watch me wallaby's feed.

All together 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
Don’t go acting the fool, Curl
Just keep me cockatoo cool


Take me koala back, Jack
Take me koala back
He lives somewhere out on the track, Jack
So take me koala bear


Mind me platypus duck, Bill
Mind me platypus duck
Don’t let it go running amok, Bill
Just mind me platypus duck


Song Credits

Rolf Harris Lyrics reprinted with kind permission of EMI Music


  • During the making of It's a Wiggly Wiggly World!, The Wiggles never worked directly with Rolf Harris filming or recording. 
  • The Celebration! album booklet shows that the song was first published in 1960.
  • The song usually plays in D, but in some of the 2012 versions, it plays in C-sharp.
  • Since 2014, the song was removed from the digital release of the It's a Wiggly Wiggly World! album due to controversies surrounding Rolf Harris in recent years.
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