Waltzing Matilda

 

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


Up rode a squatter, mounted on his thoroughbred;
Down came the troopers, one, two, three:
'Whose' 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.
Whose' 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!'

Australia's Heritage — A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson
Banjo Paterson, born in 1864, spent his boyhood years in the Australian countryside near Yass. Although he began training as a solicitor, he turned to journalism and was a correspondent in the Boer war. His verse was first published in The Bulletin — Australia's most widely read and influential journal of politics and literature — in 1889. His best known ballad is The Man from Snowy River. Although there is now some dispute, it is generally believed that Banjo Paterson wrote Waltzing Matilda in about 1895. Paterson's bush ballads capture the essence of Australian outback life.

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The Man from Snowy River


Banjo Paterson Hat
Banjo Paterson Hat
by Akubra
 $200.00 
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Snowy River Hat
by Akubra
 $165.00