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dom said:
sorry,good try right track the name is in the song sing it to yourself a few times
Billy Boyle?? Vix
 

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Is this some sort of a trick question?
I've been through the song a few times and the swagmans name is never mentioned.
 

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Jeffers said:
Is this some sort of a trick question?
I've been through the song a few times and the swagmans name is never mentioned.
Jeff
I think youve hit it on the head its a Queer Aussie called Matilda (Thumb)
 

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Wait, it's all a joke, isn't it?

Very funny, but it's "and he", not "Andy".....see below. Is this an example of the Australian sense of humour? Very schoolboy-ish.
I am joking as well by the way, it was definately a case of "DOH!" when I got it.


Authentic Australian Version, credited to A.B. (Banjo) Paterson
Once a jolly swagman camped by a Billabong
Under the shade of a Coolabah tree
And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled
"Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?"

Down come a jumbuck to drink at the water hole
Up jumped a swagman and grabbed him in glee
And he sang as he stowed him away in his tucker bag
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me'".


Up rode the Squatter a riding his thoroughbred
Up rode the Trooper - one, two, three
"Where's that jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag?",
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me".


But the swagman he up and jumped in the water hole
Drowning himself by the Coolabah tree,
And his ghost may be heard as it sings in the Billabong,
"Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?"


(Jester) (Jester) (Night)
 

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And for years I thought it was Rolf Harris !!
 

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waltzing matilda used to be a really potent beer of old and was said to send you dancing possibly thats why (banjo) wrote the song but listen to rod stewards and tom waites version is more to the piont of going waltzin matilda
 

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Waltzing Matilda

Thank you folks, I graciously accept the prize, especially as Ruud went to the trouble of posting it to (for) me.

ANDY sang as he watched ANDY waited for his coconut.......................
 
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