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We Don't Know How Lucky We Are Fred Dagg, Music Video – 1998

We Don't Know How Lucky We Are

Fred Dagg, Music Video – 1998

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John Clarke created an unofficial Kiwi national anthem when his alter ego Fred Dagg first released 'We Don’t Know How Lucky We Are' in 1975, simultaneously celebrating and poking fun at national pride. This video is a 1998 update of the song, instigated by TV's SportsCafe. Times change, but the recipe remains the same: "good clean ball and for God's sakes feed your backs!" Alongside a roll call of celebrities, politicians and sports stars — Sean Fitzpatrick, Chris Cairns, Zinzan Brooke — Clarke spreads the grateful gospel at the United Nations. 

We don’t know how propitious are the circumstances Frederick!
– From the lyrics