#00160
Waltzing Matilda (Banjo Paterson) video, MIDIs, score
See also: Waltzing Matilda (Stompin' Tom Connors)

sheet music

#902: YouTube video by raymondcrooke ©2007
~ Used with permission ~

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Oh, there once was a swagman camped in a billabong,
Under the shade of a coolibah tree;
And he sang as he looked at his old billy boiling,
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?

Who'll come a waltzing Matilda, my darling,
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?
Waltzing Matilda and leading a waterbag,
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?

Down came a jumbuck to drink at the waterhole,
Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him with glee;
And he sang as he stowed him away in his tucker-bag,
You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me.

Who'll come a waltzing Matilda, my darling,
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?
Waltzing Matilda and leading a waterbag,
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?

Down came the squatter a-riding on his thoroughbred,
Down came the troopers one, two, three;
Whose is that jumbuck you've got in the tucker-bag,
You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me.

Who'll come a waltzing Matilda, my darling,
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?
Waltzing Matilda and leading a waterbag,
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?

But the swagman he up and he jumped into the waterhole,
Drowning himself by the coolibah tree;
And his ghost may be heard as it sings in the billabong,
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?

Who'll come a waltzing Matilda, my darling,
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?
Waltzing Matilda and leading a waterbag,
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?

####.... Scottish traditional melody with words written in 1895 by A B (Banjo) Paterson, one of Australia's favorite poets [1864-1918], and published in 1903 ....####
Notes:
Billabong - drinking spot or pool in an intermittent stream.
Billy - metal container for boiling water over a fire.
Collibah (Eucalyptus microtheca) - tree which inhabits arid and semi-arid open woodland zones of Australia; it's wood is one of the hardest of the Eucalypts.
Jumbuck - slang word for sheep.
Squatter - landowner.
Swagman - tramp or hobo.
Tucker-bag - food bag.



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