Rolf Harris on Earth Hour

Rolf Harris, well known Australian musician, composer, painter, and television host, has lent his support to the Earth Hour project, providing an adapted version of his iconic song, “Tie me kangaroo down”. Rolf has painted ‘Earth Hour’ on his wobble board and stands in a set full of large electric lightbulbs.

Rolf Harris Earth Hour


Thought about Earth Hour of late, mate?
Have you thought about Earth Hour of late?
If you had you’d make it a date, mate
If you’d thought of Earth Hour of late.

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Lyrics

Thought about Earth Hour of late, mate?
Have you thought about Earth Hour of late?
If you had you’d make it a date, mate
If you’d thought of Earth Hour of late.

(All together now!)
Let’s make Earth hour a date
Let’s make Earth hour a date
March 29 she’ll be great mate
So let’s make Earth Hour a date.

Just one hour without light, right
Just one hour without light.
From Aus round the world
for one night, right?
Go Earth Hour! Give Greenhouse a fright!

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Rolf’s Explanation

Rolf explains his take on the environmental movement.

“From the time I was a little kid, I’ve had a view about the environment. I was lucky to have grown up on the banks of the Swan River in Perth, alongside the river ti-trees and the eucalypts. It made me appreciate the wonders of the natural world. Long before we understood the impact of environmental issues on the survival of the planet, my dad taught us conservation. He was always planting trees and encouraged us to switch off lights if we weren’t using them. He’d say ‘If you don’t need it, don’t use it!’ I am passionate about the idea that if enough of us take steps, however small, we can make a difference in protecting this wonderful planet of ours. That’s why I’ve embraced Earth Hour.”

Andy Ridley, executive director of WWF’s Earth Hour, said Rolf is a national treasure and that he had a special ability to capture the public’s imagination.

Credits

The ad was developed by Leo Burnett Sydney.

Filming was shot by director Niall Downing via 2AM Films with producer Nick Crabb. Post production was done at MPC.

Sound was produced by Simon Capes at Clearcut Sound.

  • Bill Steele

    Hey dude, the music and the lyrics are too good. They are really mind blowing. The description of the nature depicted is very amazing. Thanks for your explanation.

  • Ken McGrath

    Sarcasm is suppressed anger Bill.