WALTZING MATILDA

 


Once a jolly swagman camped beside a billabong
Under the shade of a coolibah tree,
and he sang as he sat and waited while his billy boiled,
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me!"

Chorus:
    "Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda,
    You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me!""
    And he sang as he sat and 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 and seized him with glee,
And he sang as he shoved that jumbuck in his tucker bag,
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me!"

Chorus

Up rode the squatter mounted on his thorough-bred,
down 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!"

Chorus

Up jumped the swagman, right into the billabong.
"You'll never catch me alive!" said he.
And his ghost may be heard as you ride beside the billabong,
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me!"

Chorus


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