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Waltzing Matilda

Waltzing Matilda is Australia's most widely known bush ballad. A country folk song, the song has been referred to as the unofficial national anthem of Australia .

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Anybody wanna go down under 🇦🇺 for some up beat Waltzing Matilda? Still our best tune for extended play time.
I'd nominate Fisher's ghost, the pyjama girl, shark arm, and, actually, the jolly swagman in Waltzing Matilda 🐑 🔪 👻
Is there anything more pleasing than singing waltzing matilda in a aussie accent? No there isn't.
good one - And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda by Eric Bogle
Waltzing Matilda, one of our favourite dahlias, waltzing with bee
singing Waltzing Matilda in an Australian accent in is my new favourite thing in the world
Miss R had assembly today. They presented Waltzing Matilda. . Not…
That feeling of playing SFIV and listening to Waltzing Matilda
I added a video to a playlist Waltzing Matilda - Johnny Cash
We have a beautiful track from the 70's in the NewzBreaker Music Video of the Day slot.. What are your memories...
I got really drunk and played "waltzing Matilda" to the crowd of 4 people and kitty said I sounded like flogging molly
it took me a couple of seconds. I literally recited Waltzing Matilda to myself until I remembered that soccer is a thing
I've woken up with Waltzing Matilda going round in my head thank you Under Pressure
Work in progress for our beloved Waltzing Matilda Centre
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda as the ship pulled away from the quay
i'm reading an article about australia–US spy ops & the result is that i now have waltzing matilda stuck in my head
"Sally MacLennane" & "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" are as good as it gets. (yes, I know it's…
Waltzing Matilda with a dig drone that doesn't make a lot of music sense. :P
they're using Waltzing Matilda 3 times. They used to use Home and Away and Neighbours too, and the work o…
I have waltzing matilda stuck in my head indefinitely thanks to in this week
Can the Garda band not play any Australian tune, other than Waltzing Matilda? Home & Away or Neighbours themes, maybe?
By law, every Australian Rose must come out to Waltzing Matilda.
another D.C. bums laundry bag. "Waltzing Matilda, WALTZING MATILDA who'll go a waltzing Matilda with me?"
Why on earth is the song waltzing Matilda song stuck in my head. Maybe my nonnie just wants to say hi. Miss and love ya
Sung to the tune of Waltzing Matilda
Neighbour is, I think, learning guitar along with a CD. So far we have had Greensleeves and Waltzing Matilda.
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Kleencut Solutions are proud to be a part of the Waltzing Matilda Museum rebuild in Winton,…
I'm willing to wager that "Waltzing Matilda" may be the most recorded song of all time.
Waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda, you'll come a waltzing matilda with me...! 😄
The Melbourne rose has borrowed a Eurovision wind machine for the night AND had waltzing Matilda for her entry tune. Winning!
'Eastenders'?! Suddenly waltzing Matilda isn't so bad!
Ah - an Australian Rose - we've just heard 'Waltzing Matilda' for the first time.. what a shocker - they never play that
Ah yes... play waltzing Matilda, cause that's the only song in Australia...
Could mortgage stress mean a return of the waltzing matilda life for some?. ABC TV
New Indonesian ambassador to Australia sings "Waltzing Matilda" in Canberra over the weekend.
Alice Springs...& the USMC 1 Mar Div march is Waltzing Matilda, bc of time in Oz after Guadalcanal.
Let us teach Trump what And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda is really about before he gets us in war we don't want any part of
2/2 and they sent me away to the war, and the Band Played Waltzing Matilda..…
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda. Mate priest, old bloke, like me, sent this.
Left-hander Eric Bogle and the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
This week in History - SATURDAY APRIL 6, 1895 and Banjo Patterson's poem Waltzing Matilda was first performed to...
Yesterday, the Band of the Coldstream Guards played Waltzing Matilda ahead of the Commonwealth Games baton relay launch
Powerful images of 2016: Combo Waterhole on Diamantina river - Banjo Paterson's inspiration for Waltzing Matilda, at risk…
when your headphones are blaring Waltzing Matilda and the person next to you can hear, but you're too ma…
Day 21: song with a persons name in it - Waltzing Matilda - Little River Band (1984)
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- thanks for a brilliant show tonight ladies. Your unique take on waltzing Matilda was brilliant! 🇦🇺
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Bringing Waltzing Matilda into the Future with Matilda Poppy...Don't wait for another 50,000 Military Men & Women...
Lacan is notoriously impenetrable but even he would baulk at the lyrics to Waltzing Matilda.
happy bday! My 3yo son is a huge fan of yours. He is hoping someday you will have a recording of Waltzing Matilda for him :)
I'm still listening to Waltzing Matilda, I think I'm going insane...
I added a video to a playlist Tom Waits Waltzing Matilda live 1977
i'm so happy you're one of us now! At your citizenship test i'll be singing waltzing Matilda
The Pogues - The Band Played Waltzing Matilda via the poor the disposessed will suffer for the ego
Radio Australia SW off the air at 01:00GMT on a KiwiSDR from Chiba.Last moments with Waltzing Matilda. http…
NOW "Waltzing Matilda" in an easy to play Chord Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . via bu
I've had Waltzing Matilda stuck in my head ever since listening to the Civ VI OST.
. Mind changing the national anthem to Waltzing Matilda?.
Maybe I should take the easy way out and just analyse waltzing matilda
I'm incredibly humbled by the fact you know Waltzing Matilda. Some days these oceans don't feel as gargantuan as others
Can't believe I just heard Julian Casablancas claim his favourite song is the Pogues cover of And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
"name one song more iconic than the Band Played Waltzing Matilda"
I have a koala bear from Australia that sings waltzing matilda when you squeeze it :)
The problem with playing as Australia is that I can't stop myself from humming Waltzing Matilda all day long.
Waltzing Matilda comes to mind for some reason...😆
I liked Waltzing Matilda. And it was about a Welshman.
I actually think "Waltzing Matilda" is a fine song to represent a conference.
If no one starts a Waltzing Matilda singalong during a Renegades game at IEM, I'll do it
I really hope you liked the stuffed koala he sang Waltzing Matilda. Please come back to Oz. UR always welcome at my house for a BBQ ❤
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) is like the Scottish version of Waltzing Matilda.
🎶 Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda, You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me 🎶
Also that link in re to "Waltzing Matilda" actually mentioned that the person killed was by gang members, not suicide. Poor research.
This was the point of "well, he may not go there... WAIT.. NOPE NOPE HES WALTZING MATILDA ALL OVER THERE"
Waltzing Matilda is basically the unofficial anthem for Australia - title is slang for "walking" with your "swag" on your back
Bless for introducing me to this amazing song. (based on "Waltzing Matilda" ).
Four great acts including Ryan Kelly, Liam Clancy and the Pogues singing The Band Played Waltzing Matilda.…
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Are you going to do a rendition of waltzing Matilda also .
Ray Hadley playing an exceptionally bad version of Waltzing Matilda. My ears bleed.
André Rieu - Waltzing Matilda, live in Australia - YouTube please America. Dont let this be our "on the Beach"
Slim Dusty - Waltzing Matilda via ...would this have been a good Australian National Anthem? I think so.
. Waltzing Matilda : the song that shaped a nation. Jonathan King & Rolf Harris.
I've been listening to Waltzing Matilda by Slim Dusty (1989) since 12:30 and I can't stop and I don't know why I chose this song
of the Day: jumbuck: Sheep, as featured in Banjo Paterson's poem "Waltzing Matilda." ~ jake
Jay-Z, Drake, Bieber and Future may all claim to have fly style but Banjo Paterson's Waltzing Matilda was the OG swagman
Waltzing Matilda has just been announced as the 2016 World 4 Peace Official Anthem. 200 singers…
And his ghost may be heard as you pass by that billabong:. "Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me?"
Teaching Middle School means constant songs in your head. "Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda..."
Go to and see the giant Marionette Watch play 'Waltzing Matilda' hourly
Jim Harbaugh singing Waltzing Matilda is now in my head, and it is somehow glorious
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I tip my hat to these unfortunate lads. And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Two people just sang Waltzing Matilda with the Melbourne Central clock I am already 3000% done with today
3:46pm "and the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" by Pogues
Waltzing my Matilda through the tulips
Help, I have just listened to four versions of 'And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda' and now I have to go back into my office.
Pull the other one it plays waltzing matilda.
you rt'd a version of waltzing matilda, that's actually a subset of the swingle singers, example follows if I can find it,
Last year he played Waltzing Matilda. :-)
Have a listen to Ali Mills sing Waltzing Matilda:
Ice cream truck came back down the street playing creepy as *** Waltzing Matilda. I don't think that's any better.
I added a video to a playlist LCM Grade 2: Waltzing Matilda
I'd be delighted if you came to Australia and just sung Waltzing Matilda! And then an encore of ...
What's your little one's favorite song? My girls love Waltzing Matilda on their cd!
They have a song about. Tune of Waltzing Matilda. "Who'll come a-losing deposits with me" . You'd think they might learn something.
If you're a big fan, we still have a stack of his release of Waltzing Matilda on sale!
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Lost On Time: first in a series on Louisa Fagan, in 1906 "probably the strongest lady player in the United Kingdom".
He sang Waltzing Matilda and I cried. Every moment with this boy is…
We listened to Rolf Harris singing Waltzing Matilda on repeat for six months. I’m not kidding will confirm.
Brooke White from Glitter Guide looking gorgeous wearing our Waltzing Matilda Skirt. Polka Dots!
Anyone else start their workday by bellowing "Waltzing Matilda" through three cups of coffee?
optimistic Waltzing Matilda Centre design will please via
I just used Shazam to discover And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda by Joan Baez.
Waltzing Matilda sung by followed by Land of Hope and Glory. Goosebumps.
And, for no reason other than it's a crackerjack it of kit, "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" by
But the Band Played Waltzing Matilda, when we stopped to bury our slain. We buried ours, and the Turks buried...
In listening to Eric Bogle peace song and lament for lost lives Waltzing Matilda ; and June Tabor version too
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Brisbane architect chosen for Waltzing Matilda Centre rebuild
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The Winton Shire Council has appointed an architect to rebuild its Waltzing Matilda Centre.
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While rummaging around an old hard drive I found this recording I did of Waltzing Matilda (download link).
"Waltzing Matilda whipped out her wallet. The sexy boy smiled in dismay" . via
waltzing Matilda and Henry end oh yeah baby I was born in Liverpool raised in warrington and made in England, fcuk x x
if you come to Australia you'll meet a 🐨, rock out to waltzing matilda and eat vegemite 😏😂
Another song from the on Rod Stewart - Tom Traubert's Blues (Waltzing Matilda).
Have just discovered You Tube page, complete with this fabulous 1980s Claymation "Waltzing Matilda":.
*she's playing her guitar and singing again. Waltzing Matilda*
Excellent stuff from the choir but... no Waltzing Matilda?!
NP waltzing Matilda always keeping us locked
your mind sure is. So take your mind back to your footy frenzy waltzing Matilda upside-down boomerang kangaroo country, mate!
The Band Played Waltzing Matilda last night at Cormeeen RSOW.
I have worked out the name of the swaggy~ Waltzing Matilda :)
yeah i doubt the legality, can you cite waltzing matilda (with no peeking!) And jump through burning hoops?
Alice Aycock, currently at Georgia Museum of Art. "Waltzing Matilda" (detail), 2014.
cover of Waltzing Matilda tho. Can't sleep on that.
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Such a stunning voice - could listen to her singing telephone directories! Listen to Waltzing Matilda and weep.
. You giving a rousing rendition of "Waltzing Matilda" Pete?
@ cooktragic No thanks. Its been done to death. Waltzing Matilda is known globally as OZ! We now politically correc
Ray Chen plays Waltzing Matilda on the ABC Breakfast Show, in the way only he could!.
Today is feast day of St. Matilda. Surprisingly, she's not patron of waltzing nor any other dance step. The Church missed the boat there.
Biggie Smalls cried the first time he heard Kenny armpit fart Waltzing Matilda.
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda, we'll go a waltzing matilda with me.
Listen to And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda (Live) by Eric Bogle on
Disappointed that the hold music for the Australian embassy is really music and not Waltzing Matilda
Wonderful piece of theatre by tonight Milton Ct. Well done all. Waltzing Matilda was particularly mesmerising
Grab today's to read the amazing article on Matilda waltzing into Melbourne last night!
Waltzing with Finding the power to change the world...
Stuck in the home of Waltzing Matilda. For those who were recently having trouble getting through the...
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda.
My child's school uses Waltzing Matilda as there school lock down song this is ridiculous
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Glad you used the Plebiscite word 3 times at today's Republic AGM. All good matilda waltzing.
Liam Clancy - Band Played Waltzing Matilda. For to hump tents and pegs a man needs both legs .
40 years ago this month June Tabor released the definitive version of "Waltzing Matilda"
Thought the National Anthem for the men in white was Waltzing Matilda.
BRILLIANT take off of Waltzing Matilda. All True Blues should watch it!.
I need "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" (even tho it's Australian) I'd replace ur 3rd with it otherwise wouldn't change it
Best version of Waltzing Matilda I have heard yet... Incredible! | via
"And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda". Listen to the words which describes War.
Waltzing Matilda, because of all the Australian code words in the song.
Maybe Eddie Jones can teach the English fans a new song like waltzing Matilda to freshen their repertoire up a bit
Bush poet Banjo Paterson died today in 1941 in Sydney. Wrote "Waltzing Matilda".
(no relation, sadly) died on this day in 1941. Here’s Slim Dusty singing Waltzing Matilda:
Justisdiction night. Waltzing Matilda was sung. Collingwood was boo'ed. a'etaroa now hits the stage...
playing on Waltzing Matilda by Rolf Harris at
"Maybe it is 'our home is girt by sea'. I don't know." - Strayan husband who prefers Waltzing Matilda.
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Matt just said he's chopping shiitake so I sang "Chopping Shiitake" to the tune of "Waltzing Matilda" & he has endured me for nearly 1.5 yrs
♫...and the Band Played Waltzing Matilda.♫
The captive was forced to dance with the triumphant Empress, he was soon waltzing Matilda..
And omg i've just realised he's a swagman coming to Australia cue up the Waltzing Matilda!!!
Slim Dusty - Waltzing Matilda via One of my favourite songs ever
"Waltzing Matilda", sung in concert in Melbourne, Australia by The Seekers (1994). I love Judith Durham & this song!
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Reminds me of watching The Wiggles with my little monsters. -Slim Dusty - Waltzing Matilda
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda - go
Slim Dusty - Waltzing Matilda. Come on Aussies. Any English want to learn the words
The most popular song in Wales today. Slim Dusty - Waltzing Matilda
Slim Dusty - Waltzing Matilda warming up for the rugby.
our dog banjo named after Banjo Paterson, of Waltzing Matilda fame!
Great start to "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda"
"O Come All Ye Faithful" into "Waltzing Matilda" into "Darling Clementine": the ice cream truck outside is having an identity crisis.
Arrived in last night. Waltzing Matilda Centre still taped off, lots of police milling about outside.
Documents chronicling the life of Banjo Paterson are feared lost in a fire:
Waltzing Matilda fire meeting in Winton -
Police say fire investigators on the scene again at Winton's Waltzing Matilda Centre but building unsafe
Authorities say the fire damage at the iconic Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton is extreme
Waltzing Matilda. ...sing from delegate http…
Winton is vowing to rebuild the Waltzing Matilda center that was gutted by fire
Fire investigators will today gain access to the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton.
Devastated to see the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton go up in flames. Check out recent story.
The Waltzing Matilda visitor centre in Winton has been burnt to the ground overnight.
: Banjo’s treasures go up in smoke HE’S the towering literary figure who wrote Waltzing Matilda and now …
Waltzing Matilda museum burns down in central Queensland
An early-morning blaze has gutted the Waltzing Matilda Centre at Winton in western Queensland
Fire has destroyed most of a icon. The blaze started at Waltzing Matilda Centre just before 2am. http…
An early morning blaze has gutted parts of the Waltzing Matilda Centre (WMC) in Winton. The WMC is where many...
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Only yesterday toured the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Our thoughts are with the entire community following this s…
we could go Waltzing Matilda with a re-enactment from Brandis as the Commissioner for swagman
Dreadful loss of history with fire gutting Waltzing Matilda Centre.
"War items feared lost in Winton fire"
Winton will rebuild Waltzing Matilda Centre after devastating fire.
Waltzing Matilda landmark lost in Qld fire (AAP)
The Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton burnt down, taking with it some of the ballad's history
Our condolences to the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton after the complex was badly damged by fire this morning
Spectacular preview performance tonight by the Monte Japan Tour Band- ready to "Waltzing Matilda" for 12 days abroad.
Photo: Fire burns at Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton, Queensland - ABCNewsBrisbane
It was with a heavy heart I read this morning about the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton being destroyed by fire...
All day I've been feeling truly upset by the fire that destroyed The Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton. One of our BEST tourist attractions.
Winton fire a terrible shock. Let's all help to get our beloved Outback 'Waltzing Matilda' again soon.
We're so sad to hear that the Waltzing Matilda Centre burned down overnight. We fell in love with Winton and the...
Fire destroys the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Can anything be salvaged? is there
Firies tried to save pieces of history, but Winton's Waltzing Media Centre was doomed:
Feeling 😦 ... Winton will rebuild Waltzing Matilda Centre after 'absolutely devastating' fire
Drone footage shows the extent of fire damage to Winton's Waltzing Matilda Centre and Museum
Ahead vows to rebuild after Waltzing Matilda Centre destroyed by fire. rprts
Dreadful news about Waltzing Matilda Centre being gutted by fire overnight.
Waltzing Matilda is not Australian national anthem - it is Advance Australia Fair
Olivia Newton John ~ I Still Call Australia Home - Waltzing Matilda see if you can find Sam Crowe
Rolf Harris :: Waltzing Matilda (with lyrics and explanation of them)
Last couple songs: Like Real People Do by Hozier, an Irish artist; Waltzing Matilda, an Australian folk song by Slim Dusty!
That Tom Waits version of Waltzing Matilda was just incredible. Well chosen and thank you.
My fav Pogues songs in no pac order: A Pair of Brown Eyes, Fiesta, Sickbed of Cuchulainn, Dirty Old Town, Sally Maclenanne, Waltzing Matilda
Sadly Bob Hawke can not be with us tonight so we are all singing Waltzing Matilda in honour!! ⛳️🎉…
I can hardly wait to show you some of the settings for Judy Martin's Waltzing Matilda and Waltzing Judy. . There...
[Australian] combat readiness a tribute to John Howard | I'm humming Waltzing Matilda in honor of the Diggers
So what are the chances? Joe and I are walking down the main road in Killarney this evening. He hears a street musician play one bar of "Waltzing Matilda" down the road to the right. Before we reach him and his crowd, we pass a guy on the left with a tin whistle, looking very street musician-like, and he's playing a counterpoint accompaniment. We chat with said street musician and learn he lives in Germany (20+ years), is in town for a juggling convention, and is from MD. Not just MD, but Silver Spring/Wheaton. Like Kemp Mill. AND he was born 8/1/51. JFK HS class of '69. Oh. Em. Gee.
knows exactly what to play... NP waltzing Matilda where thou art?
Next: the true story behind Waltzing Matilda: murder, civil war and a love triangle gone wrong.
Why do ice cream vans play Waltzing Matilda? Strange...
waltzing matilda. draping reportedly inspired by valentino. @ Park…
...everything was looking at least half decent until Jarrat started whistling "Waltzing Matilda" (ugh) and then said "that'll do pig." (UGH)
Great ride by Miller. But Aussie theme tune really should be Waltzing Matilda. Much easier on the ear
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda, you... go waltzing Matilda with me...
Then again, it never occurred to me in childhood that the "jolly swagman" in Waltzing Matilda (prominent in my childhood) commits suicide.
with Waltzing Matilda and Black Betty, until the blood stains cover the mat like a Jackson *** painting?
By the by, you seriously don't know how many Waltzing Matilda jokes you are capable of until you write a story about bush tucker.
TBH, I don't know. Think wife has shown her Waltzing Matilda on there on the TV. Her latest obsession.
Puzzled by why 'Waltzing Matilda' is in 4/4 so I googled - turns out 'waltzing' means to learn craft whilst travelling.
"Waltzing Matilda" actually IS a waltz for the chorus! Live and learn.
I'm in some kind of *** my 2yo daughter won't allow Waltzing Matilda to NOT be playing on YouTube.
Swag (v.) came into English in 1520s. (And I cite Waltzing Matilda in that post of mine.)
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Agree in full. Waltzing Matilda's "Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong" suggests it's much older.
Willie McBride by the Furey Brothers - says it all really. Also Waltzing Matilda by Pete Seeger sung by Liam Clancy.
Waltzing Matilda with Out n Loud and Kaupungin Naiset choirs.
Bride walking down the aisle to Waltzing Matilda is such a lovely touch especially when the wedding is in Ireland
There's going to be eight books in the Waltzing Matilda series by Jackie French!
QUESTIONS 1 Carl and the Passions changed band name to what Beach Boys 2 How many rings on the Olympic flag Five 3 What colour is vermilion a shade of Red 4 King Zog ruled which country Albania 5 What colour is Spock's blood Green 6 Where in your body is your patella Knee ( it's the kneecap ) 7 Where can you find London bridge today USA ( Arizona ) 8 What spirit is mixed with ginger beer in a Moscow mule Vodka 9 Who was the first man in space Yuri Gagarin 10 What would you do with a Yashmak Wear it - it's an Arab veil 11 Who betrayed Jesus to the Romans Judas Escariot 12 Which animal lays eggs Duck billed platypus 13 On television what was Flipper Dolphin 14 Who's band was The Quarrymen John Lenon 15 Which was the most successful Grand National horse Red Rum 16 Who starred as the Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors 17 In the song Waltzing Matilda - What is a Jumbuck Sheep 18 Who was Dan Dare's greatest enemy in the Eagle Mekon 19 What is *** Grayson better known as Robin (Batman and Robin) 20 What was give ...
What better way to warm your Monday than with Aussie legend and former Prime Minister of Australia singing an impromptu Waltzing Matilda
Blowing my mind: Road To Gundaghi / Waltzing Matilda by Chet Atkins on
Just put Waltzing Matilda & the Crocodile Dundee soundtrack on your phone, they'll ease you back to Oz :-)
No more Scottish involvement in illegal foreign wars! The Pogues, 'Waltzing Matilda'.
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda. What a great song. WARNING - you might need a tissue ...
An emotional listen. And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda. Can't get enough of this war song sung by
Cessnock country music singer Travis Collins reflects on 'cousin Sooty', a family member who was a Rat of Tobruk in the Second World War. I was lucky enough to hear Travis' version of 'And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda'. You'll hear it on tomorrow's rural report at 6:45. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek. Lisa
Koala Bears. Set of 2. One winds up and plays Waltzing Matilda. Sell $5 the pair.
Starting today we give you a run down on Australian music that you can hear on Radio Sydney. The music of Australia has an extensive history stretching back to the Indigenous and colonial societies. Indigenous Australian music is a part of the unique heritage of a 40,000–60,000 year history which produced the iconic didgeridoo. Contemporary fusions of Indigenous and Western styles (exemplified in the works of No Fixed Address, Yothu Yindi, Christine Anu and Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu) mark distinctly Australian contributions to world music. During its early western history, Australia was a collection of British colonies, and Australian folk music and bush ballads such as Waltzing Matilda were heavily influenced by Anglo-Celtic traditions, while classical forms were derived from those of Europe. Contemporary Australian music ranges across a broad spectrum with trends often concurrent with those of the US, the UK, and similar nations – notably in the Australian rock and Australian country music genres. ...
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Tom Waits - Waltzing Matilda: // no-one speaks english and everything's broken ...And I'm down on my knees tonight ..
Tom Waits performs Waltzing Matilda live in Mountain View California for the 2013 Bridge School Benefit.
I added a video to a playlist Slim Dusty - Waltzing Matilda
The Missus asked me a few questions tonight while watching the news i thought id look something up.and the fact that it is Australia day weekend...I was asked what a Waltzing Matlida is - so i said walking around with your swag on your back, that was easy and we like to camp and stuff.but.. Heres some useless info ( Swami Bob ) the song Waltzing Matilda is in fact a 3rd or 4th variation of Banjo Pattersons first lyrics and then adapted for an add in the 1930s BUT IS OWNED BY COPYRIGHT BY AN AMERICAN COMPANY. In fact from what i can see, the Aussie Olympic committee had to pay the American company copy right dollars to play the song at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta..TRUE OR FACT either way, pretty funny how we sing about a guy who flogs a sheep and then commits suicide in a dam to get away from the just putting it out there..or on here, either way the song still gets a good going with a few bevvies and they didnt teach me that stuff at school..
Something trivial about Australia's national anthem. If Australia won a Gold Medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976, the anthem that would have played is. Waltzing Matilda. But it didn't. Imagine trying to explain a national anthem about a guy who steals a sheep and kills himself to avoid being arrested. (And Matilda is not a person, it is his swag). Advance Australia Fair was not the official anthem for another decade.
The first time I heard 'Street Hassle' and heard Springsteen's cameo, I creamed in my jeans like Waltzing Matilda.
I would like a Jimi Hendrix version of Waltzing Matilda.
I added a video to a playlist Oliver Jones (jazz piano) "Waltzing Matilda"
Leader of the Barmy Army take that wacky St George Cross hat off and take a bow. Just kept singing when the chips were down. All Bay 13 could muster was a lame Waltzing Matilda and Mexican Wave for the winners.
A Blonde was sent on her way to Heaven. Upon arrival, a concerned St Peter met her at the Pearly Gates. 'I'm sorry, 'St Peter said; 'But Heaven is suffering from an overload of goodly souls and we have been forced to put up an Entrance Exam for new arrivals to ease the burden of Heavenly Arrivals.' 'That's cool' said the blonde, 'What does the Entrance Exam consist of?' 'Just three questions' said St Peter. 'Which are?' asked the blonde. 'The first,' said St Peter, 'is, which two days of the week start with the letter 'T' 'The second is 'How many seconds are there in a year?' 'The third is 'What was the name of the swag-man in Waltzing Matilda?' 'Now,' said St Peter, 'Go away and think about those questions and when I call upon you, I shall expect you to have those answers for me.' So the blonde went away and gave those three questions some considerable thought (I expect you to do the same). The following morning, St Peter called upon the blonde and asked if she had considered the questions, to which she ...
This Song is in Chapter 6 in My Book Slim Dusty - Waltzing Matilda
Farewell - Mark Webber's team plays 'Waltzing Matilda' in the garage prior to his last ever F1 start
Slim Dusty - Waltzing Matilda: > This one goes to my Aussie brothers and sisters
Driving north today we hit the Tropic of Capricorn but we didn’t feel much of a bump. The outback is very dry and hot and tourists have all gone home to the south – except for the inexperienced who are in our car. We passed through Waltzing Matilda country along the Barcoo and towns with evocative names like Cunnamulla (‘long water’), Charleville, Blackall and now Longreach where we have a cabin over the road from a Boeing 747 and a 707 parked on the side of the highway and we are next door to the Stockmans Hall of Fame. Maybe tomorrow we might play at being bushrangers or stage drivers.
Winton is bulging at the seams with none of the 5 motels having any vacancies. In a serendipitous turn of events, we are staying at the North Gregory Hotel, a grand old colonial lady where Banjo Paterson's Waltzing Matilda was first performed.
To go waltzing Matilda, . waltzing Matilda. You'll go a waltzing Malitda with me. Tom Waits
Yes, and I can sing Waltzing Matilda in Latin too...well sort of.
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda! You'll be a waltzing Matilda with me~
I'll be Waltzing Matilda from now on. Join me.
I'm marrying Stu and Bee at Banjo Paterson's old house today. Did you know he wrote Waltzing Matilda?
Could you suck my *** whilst humming the tune to Waltzing Matilda? No. There's your answer ;)
- Dirty-Waltzing Matilda: . We like this gal -- we'd twirl her around a ballroom in... -
Well, I was rehearsing my Waltzing Matilda but as soon as I finish I'll try the Country video, I'm a fan!TYML
true! This Jerusalem thing is embarrassing. If the Aussies sung waltzing Matilda we'd mock them. Typical marketing nonsense
Compare the spoken text of Waltzing Matilda to this beautiful illustrated version.
Yikes! I hope he doesn't sing And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda. There's only so much a girl can take!
great idea! How about your rendition of Waltzing Matilda!!
Waltzing matilda waltzing matilda who'd come waltzing matilda with me... blablabla billabong.. blablabla waltzing matilda~~~
Last night Joan Baez sang "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" - right at Circular Quay where the troops came in from Gallipoli. I cried
Oh, it was mate. She was marvellous. Even did a couple of Aussie songs incl. And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda.
The legacy of the ghost of Ricky Ponting is that Number 3s don’t walk; they go Waltzing Matilda.
Pimms , cider, lager, sun and sense of *** fine innings by Aus at oval = time for trumpeting waltzing Matilda.
Is this where I get to hear some 'Waltzing Matilda' ??
Waltzing Matilda in head.Bad start by England during Ashes Test. More googlies required. Weather decent. India rupee not so good presently.
On the first morning of the final test here's an analysis I did (just for fun) of text commentary:
Did not realize how popular waltzing matilda was
Why the handwritten song sheet for Waltzing Matilda at the is a NATIONAL TREASURE
Please excuse me as I lay in bed singing "Waltzing Matilda" softly to myself as I drift off to sleep. What has theatre done to me?
Waltzing Matilda in controversial play. Was "swagman" murdered in industrial battle?
Hit the farmers market after work and scored some Waltzing Matilda cheese! Guess what's for dinner?!
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