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Waltzing Matilda  Rolf Harris

Verse 1
[C]Once a jolly [G]swagman [Am]camped beside a [F]billabong
(Hobo, travelling contractor) (a lakeshore)
[C]Under the [Am]shade of c[G]oolibah tre[G7]e
(a kind of tree they don't have here)
And he [C]sang as he [G]watched and [Am]waited 'til his [F]billy boiled
(billy=coffee. No Starbucks in the outback)
[C]You'll come a-waltzing Mat[G]ilda with m[C]e
(his bedroll and dancing partner)
[C]Waltzing Matilda[F], waltzing Matilda
[C]You'll come a [Am]waltzing Mat[F]ilda with[G] me
*And he[C] sang as he[G] watched and[Am] waited 'til his[F] billy boiled
[C]You'll come [Am]a-waltzing Mat[G]ilda with m[C]e
Verse 2
[C]Down came a j[G]umbuck t[Am]o dri-ink at[F] that billabong
[C]Up jumped the s[Am]wagman and g[G]rabbed him with [G7]glee
(apparent free lunch)
And he san[C]g as he stu[G]ffed that ju[Am]mbuck in his tuc[F]ker-bag
(that's a bag for your tucker)
[C]You'll come [Am]a-waltzing Mat[G]ilda with m[C]e
Verse 3
[C]Up rode the s[G]quatter,[Am] mounted on [F]his thoroughbred
(man who owns the sheep) (fancy name for horse)
U[C]p rode the troo[Am]pers, one, t[G]wo, three (the c[G7]ops, guns drawn)
"[C]Who's that jolly ju[G]mbuck yo[Am]u've got in your tu[F]cker-bag?"
(oops no free lunch)
[C]You'll come [Am]a-waltzing Mat[G]ilda with m[C]e
[C]Waltzing Matilda[F], waltzing Matilda
[C]You'll come a [Am]waltzing Mat[F]ilda with[G] me
"Who's [C]that jolly [G]jumbuck you'[Am]ve got in your t[F]ucker-bag?"
[C]You'll come [Am]a-waltzing Mat[G]ilda with m[C]e
Verse 4: Stealing sheep was a death sentence then, so he chose freedom.
[C]Up jumped the[G] swagman[Am] and sprang [F]into that billabong (splash)
"[C]You'll never t[Am]ake me alive[F]!", said [G]he (he can't swim)
And his [C]ghost may b[G]e heard as y[Am]ou stroll beside that[F] billabong
[C]You'll come [Am]a-waltzing Mat[G]ilda with m[C]e
Extra Chorus Ending
And [C]that's why this [G]song will [Am]never be Australia's [F]national anthem
Yo[C]u'll come a-[Am]waltzing Matil[G]da with me[C]

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