Information About Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
Australian songwriter and performer Rolf Harris wrote the song "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" in 1957 which later went on to become a world -wide hit in the 1960s.
Rolf Harris received inspiration for this song from Harry Belafonte's calypsos. Harris used a homemade instrument called a wobble board to achieve the distinctive sound heard through-out the song.
"Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" is about an Australian stockman who is about to die and asks his friends to take care of his affairs once he is gone. It's amongst the most successful and best known Australian songs.
Rolf Harris offered his four musicians ten percent royalties from the sales receipts of the song instead of a seven pound wage, but the four instead took the money thinking the song would be a flop.