BY MADELAINE CAPPUCCIO

143. Theme 193 ~Natural Framing~

For my fellow bloggers “Down Under” I present…….Slim Dusty, Australia’s King of Country Music, singing “Waltzing Matilda” .  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!  And here’s an old b & w cartoon of “Waltzing Matilda”  I found on YouTube.  Very cute.  I now think I understand the song a little!  HERE’S a short explanation of the song.

By the way, “Mathilda” is an 1898 steam tug boat that is now part of the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

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 stowed 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 the squatter, mounted on his thoroughbred, Up rode the troopers, one, two, three, “With that jolly  jumbuck that 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 “With that jolly jumbuck that you’ve got in your tucker bag” “You’ll come a-Waltzing Matilda, you scoundrel with me.”

Up jumped the swagman, and sprang into the billabong, “You’ll never take me alive,” said he. And his ghost may be heard as you’re passing 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’re  passing  by that billabong, “You’ll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me.” You’ll come a-Waltzing Matilda with me.”


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4 responses

  1. Thanks From Down Under. I appreciate your Image and the effort you have put into this post. I am confused as to how the youtube slideshow was done as I was informed by ATR at the village that using commervial Songs was illegal. And Slim hasn’t been dead 50 years yet by a long shot.
    I wonder too how Yanks identify with with all the strange colloquialisms of the song, which really is Old Time Ozzie! and that is Dinky Di, Ridgey Didge, True Blue! LOL

    November 5, 2011 at 1:05 am

  2. So beautiful, love this.

    November 5, 2011 at 5:08 am

  3. Beautiful image. Enjoyed the links.

    November 5, 2011 at 9:10 am

  4. What a beauty! I love how strong tugs look and your angle makes her look even stronger. The depth marks are very cool.

    November 6, 2011 at 9:27 pm

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