"Waltzing Matilda" is Australia's most widely known country folk song, and has been referred to as "the unofficial national anthem of Australia".[1]
The song narrates the story of an itinerant worker making a drink of tea at a bush camp and stealing a sheep to eat. When the sheep's owner arrives with three police officers to arrest the worker, he drowns himself in a small watering hole and goes on to haunt the site.
The original lyrics were written in 1895 by the poet and nationalist Banjo Paterson. It was first published as sheet music in 1903. Extensive folklore surrounds the song and the process of its creation, to the extent that the song has its own museum, the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton, Queensland."

It's really cool to realize my grandparents and great grandparents were involved in the building of Australia! My Aunt Marjorie knows where my aboriginal relatives live they live

and she is over 90!

"Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong,Under the shade of a coolibah tree,And he sang as he watched and waited 'til 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 waited 'til his billy boiled,"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me".

Down came a jumbuck to drink at the billabong,Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him with glee,

And he sang as he shoved that 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 that jumbuck in his tucker bag,"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me".

Down came the squatter, mounted on his thoroughbred,Up came the troopers, one, two, three,"Where's that jolly jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag?"

"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me".Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me""Where's that jolly jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag?","You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me".\

Up jumped the swagman and sprang into the billabong,"You'll never catch me alive", said he,

And his ghost may be heard as you pass by that 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 be heard as you pass by that billabong,"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me."




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