"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: "Who'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. Who'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!"

* swagman: an intinerant farmhand, carrying his "swag" (his blankets) rolled into a cylinder * billabong: a creek (normally with a pronounced "oxbow" bend) * coolibah tree: a eucalypt (gum) tree ) * waited till his billy boiled: a billy is a tin can used to heat water over a campfire to make tea * jumbuck: sheep * tucker-bag: bag or box used to store food * squatter: farmer/grazier who simply found good land and took possession; some became extremely rich * trooper: policeman or soldier on horseback

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