"Tie me Kangaroo down Sport" for Richard Knight

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A mob of kangaroos resting at one of my favouraite camping grounds in Hall's Gap, Victoria, Australia.
I named this title "Tie me Kangaroo down Sport" which is the name of a song, sung by an
Aussie legend - Rolf Harris.
Rolf Harris, CBE, AM (born 30 March 1930) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, composer, painter and television personality.
Born in Perth, Western Australia, Harris was a champion swimmer before studying art. He moved to England in 1952, where he started to appear on television programmes on which he drew the characters. He also began a musical career initially with the piano accordion. He wrote the famous song "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport", and when performing in Canada he introduced his popular routine Jake the Peg. He often uses unusual instruments in his performances: he plays the didgeridoo, has been credited with the invention of the wobble board, a rhythmic percussion instrument, and was associated with the Stylophone, a small electronic keyboard instrument.
From the 1960s he has become a popular television personality, presenting shows including Rolf's Cartoon Club, Animal Hospital and various programmes about serious art. In late 2005 he painted an official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, which was the subject of a special episode of Rolf on Art.

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21 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (12 Apr 2011):

    I remember that song--that's where I first learned about a didgeridoo!! Great dedication for Dick....really a hoppin' shot!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (12 Apr 2011):

    What a great shot, Chris! Let me abbos, go loose! Thanks, mate! (Hey, do I see Regenia in this pic?)

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (12 Apr 2011):

    Yeah she's up the tree..............LOL

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (12 Apr 2011):

    LOL!! This is a great lesson. I didn't know roos climbed trees. I think I am over there by that bush taking pictures. I have always heard about the bush in Australia.

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (12 Apr 2011):


  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (12 Apr 2011):

    I grew up with Rolf Harris as a fixture in England - I wish he was more available in the States for my grand-kids.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (12 Apr 2011):

    Thanks for the comment Steve. Yeah it was a pity he left Australia at a reasonably early age, he's now 81 and still performing!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (12 Apr 2011):

    I love your capture and I also happen to love that song, thanks for reminding me Chris!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (12 Apr 2011):

    This is great, Chris!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (13 Apr 2011):

    Wonderful shot of the roos!! Rolf Harris has always been very popular here in Canada, too. He's a fantastically talented fellow!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (14 Apr 2011):

    LOL. Love the song, as well as the shot. Thanks for sharing.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (14 Apr 2011):

    Agh so that's why it's so easy to get a kangaroo steak in Australia.....they seem to be waiting their turn!! LOL! I couldn't bring myself to try them.....:(

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (15 Apr 2011):

    Love the first You Tube song. I too remember this song. I guess if I lived DOWN THERE, I would have them for company as well.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (16 Apr 2011):

    That would make a great title for a song :))

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (16 Apr 2011):

    awww...they are so cute.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (18 Apr 2011):

    Looks bizarre.... like it!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (18 Apr 2011):

    Absolutely fascinating Chris....thank you for something totally new ~ !!! x

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (24 Apr 2011):

    Wonderful shot and title/song Chris! I think I can still sing all verses. Say, is that a hide tacked on the side of that one building?

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (6 May 2011):

    Wow...wished I could of been there to take some shots, fantastic tribute!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (9 May 2011):

    Wonderful tribute.

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