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Waltzing Matilda
Slim Dusty (1893)


Once a Jolly swagman, camped a by a billabong
under the shade of a coolabah tree
And he sang, and he watched, and he waited till 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 and he watched and he waited till 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 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 the squatter, mounted on his thoroughbred,
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

Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me
Where'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


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billabong = kreek, riviertje
billy = koffie
coolibah tree = boom, kennen we hier niet
glee = gratis maaltijd
jumbuck = schaap
squatter = eigenaar van het schaap, ook kraker
swagman = zwerver, contractarbeider
thoroughbread = paard
tucker = voedsel



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