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On June 6, 2014
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"Waltzing Matilda" is Australia's most widely known bush ballad. A folk song, the song has been referred to as "the unofficial national anthem of Australia".This was on one of my audio cassette ablums about 20 years ago. Now is the first time I've seen it on an online Karaoke site. Thanks SINGSNAP.
swagman: a man who travelled the country looking for work. The swagman's "swag" was a bed roll that bundled his belongings.billabong: an oxbow lake (a cut-off river bend) found alongside a meandering river.coolibah tree: a kind of eucalyptus tree which grows near billabongs.jumbuck:a sheepbilly: a can for boiling water in, usually 2–3 pints.tucker bag:a bag for carrying food ("tucker").troopers:policemen.squatter: Australian squatters started as early farmers who raised livestock on land which they did not legally have the right to use; in many cases they later gained legal use of the land even though they did not have full possession, and became wealthy thanks to these large land holdings. The squatter's claim to the land may be as uncertain as the swagman's claim to the jumbuck.
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Hi Jay, thanks for singing this
and for the definitions of the words used.
I loved hearing you sing it
hugs Linda .x.
Yes, thank you for the definitions. I heard this for the first time on the radio today although that version was very morbid. I like this one better. I enjoyed your performance.
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