#03010
Waltzing Matilda (Stompin' Tom Connors)
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See also: Waltzing Matilda (Banjo Paterson)

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Once a jolly swagman was camping by the billabong,
Under the shade of the coolibah tree;
And he sang as he watched and he waited
while his billy boiled:
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me.
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda,
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me.
And he sang as he watched and he waited
while his billy boiled:
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me.

Down came a jumbuck to drink beside the billabong,
Up jumped the swagman to capture him with glee;
And he sang as he shoved the jolly jumbuck
in his tucker bag:
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me.
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda,
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me.
And he sang as he shoved the jolly jumbuck
in his tucker bag:
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me.

Down came the trooper,
he was mounted on his thoroughbred,
He saw the squatter counting: one, two, three;
And to the swagman he said,
If there's a jumbuck in your tuckerbag,
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me.
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda,
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me;
If there's a jumbuck hiding in your tucker bag,
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me.

The swagman he jumped up
and swam into the billabong,
You'll never catch me alive, said he;
And his ghost may still be heard
singing by the billabong:
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me.
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda,
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me.
And his ghost may still be heard
singing by the billabong:
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me.

Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda,
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me;
And his ghost may still be heard
singing by the billabong:
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me.
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda,
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me.
And his ghost may still be heard
singing by the billabong:
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me.

[Fading]:
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda,
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me.

####.... Variant of a 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 ....####
This variant recorded by Stompin' Tom Connors (Move Along With Stompin' Tom, trk#17, 1999, EMI Records, produced by Dr. Tom Connors).

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.
Tuckerbag - food bag.



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