Midi - Tie Me Kangaroo Down

There's an old Australian stockman, lying, dying,
and he gets himself up on one elbow,
and he turns to his mates,
who are gathered 'round him and he says:
Watch me wallabys feed mate. Watch me wallabys feed.
They're a dangerous breed mate. So watch me wallabys feed
Altogether now!
Tie me kangaroo down sport, tie me kangaroo down
Tie me kangaroo down sport, tie me kangaroo down.

See full Lyrics at bottom of this page


OCKER ... The Person .......... STRINE ... Slang Language

"Ocker & Strine" is not as common as it once was, more and
more Australians are using "American English"

In Tasmania we are more like "English English" than elsewhere
in Australia.
English, Scottish, Irish & Welsh were the pioneers of Tasmania, and
it is still predominantly the same today.

 OCKER .... stereo-typed uncultured Aussie, with a liking for beer,
sport and women.


The "Larrikin" spirit of Australians cause them to be "great" at pulling
down "The Tall Poppy"
ie ... Keeping their feet on the ground ...They maybe our "Icons"
but we do not allow them to be on a pedestal

My Bloody Oath ... too right
Bush telegraph ... the town gossip
Blue ... fight, a row or a mistake
Blowie. Blowfly
... a large & noisy fly
Bugle (on the)
... stinks, on the nose
Chook ... chicken
Cooee ... call out hello in the bush
Fair Dinkum
... straight-up, true blue, truth
Dacks ... trousers or shorts
Have it in for someone
... harbour a grudge
... goodbye
... someone living above their                                    station in life
Knocker ... people who criticise regularly
... get pregnant
Nookie ... sexual intercourse or foreplay
... poofter... male homosexual
... a day off work
Sloppy Joe
... a cotton sweater
... sausage
... right, exactly, just perfect
... an inquisitive look
... pants (male)
... oh my gosh
... seeking to ingratiate one's self
... somebody from State of                                                  Tasmania
... a can of beer
Toey ... a state of anxious anticipation

Barbie ... a barbeque
... a waterhole, offshoot of a river
Barrack for
... eg. to support a sports team
... bring refreshments
Bludger ... a lazy person
By crikey ... an affirmation
... eg. I feel sick
Crust ... what do you for a crust? ie. work
... bread cooked in a camp oven
Have a Crack
... give it a try
Jack of
... sick and tired of
... junior hand on a cattle station
... female jackeroo
Just down the road
... could be a really long way
Kiwi ... a New Zealander
... the bush, the scrub
... mosquitoes
Rough as guts
... extremely uncouth
... pencil eraser
... a turtleneck sweater
... a ‘cry-baby’
... just perfect - correct
Superannuation ... retirement fund
Tall poppy
... a very successful person **
True Blue
... really or proudly Australian
Whale of a time
... having a good time

Note: ** We do love to pull Tall Poppies down,
    (tease) after all they put their pants on just
          like us, one leg after the other :-)

Just one more :-)
Gudonyamate - (Good on you mate - well done friend)

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Tie Me Kangaroo Down - Lyrics
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.
Don't go acting the fool, Curl, just keep me cockatoo cool.
Altogether now!
Take me koala back, Jack, take me koala back.
He lives somewhere out on the track, Mac, so take me koala back.
Altogether now!
Let me Abos go loose, Lou, let me Abos go loose.
They're of no further use, Lou, so let me Abos go loose.
Altogether now!
Mind me platypus duck, Bill, mind me platypus duck.
Don't let him go running amok, Bill, mind me platypus duck.
Altogether now!
Play your digeridoo, Blue, play your digeridoo.
Keep playing 'til I shoot thro' Blue, play your digerydoo.
Altogether now!
Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred, tan me hide when I'm dead.
So we tanned his hide when he died Clyde,
(Spoken) And that's it hanging on the shed.

Altogether now!

Laurie - Australia ...... November 2001

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