Waltzing Mathilda (Traditional)

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  • (Posted 2021-01-28)  CPDL #62573:   
Editor: Horst Hinze (submitted 2021-01-28).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 187 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arranged by Horst Hinze.

General Information

Title: Waltzing Mathilda
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)
Lyricist: Banjo Patersoncreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

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
R.

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?"
R.

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,
R.