Waltzing Mathilda (Traditional)
- Editor: Horst Hinze (submitted 2021-01-28). Score information: A4, 1 page, 187 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Arranged by Horst Hinze.
Title: Waltzing Mathilda
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)
Lyricist: Banjo Patersoncreate page
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Secular, Folksong
Instruments: A cappella
Original text and translations
Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong
under the shade of a coolibah tree,
he sang as he watched and waited 'til his billy boiled
R.: "You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me."
Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
"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
Up came the scatter mounted to his thoroughbred
up came the troopers, one, two, three,
"Where's that jolly jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag?"
Up jumped the swagman, sprang into the billabong,
"You'll never take me alive," said he,
and his ghost may be heard as you pass by the billabong,