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  The original Waltzing Matilda
as written in the Winton District
       by Banjo Paterson
                in 1895

Oh there once was a swagman camped in the billabong
Under the shade of a Coolibah tree
And he sang as he looked at the old billy boiling
Who'll come a waltzing Matilda with me

Who'll come a Waltzing Matilda  my darling
Who'll come a waltzing Matilda with me
Waltzing Matilda leading  a water bag
Who'll come a waltzing Matilda with me

Down came a jumbuck to drink at the water hole
Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him in glee
And he said as he put him away in the tucker bag
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me

You'll come a Waltzing Matilda my darling
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me
Waltzing Matilda leading  a water bag
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me

Down came the squatter a riding on his thoroughbred
Down came policemen one two three
Where is the jumbuck you've got in the tuckerbag
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me

You'll come a Waltzing Matilda my darling
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me
Waltzing Matilda leading  a tucker bag
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me

But the swagman he up and he jumped in the waterhole
Drowning himself by the Coolibah tree
And his ghost can be heard as it sings in the billabong
Who'll come a waltzing Matilda with me

You'll come a Waltzing Matilda my darling
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me
Waltzing Matilda leading  a tucker bag
You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me