Once a jolly swagman sat beside the billabong,
Under the shade of a coulibah tree,
And he sang as he sat and waited by the billabong,
You'll come a waltzing matilda with me.

Waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda
You'll come a waltzing matilda with me,
And he sang as he sat and waited by the billabong,
You'll come a waltzing matilda with me.

Down came a jumbuck to drink beside the billabong
Up jumped the swagman and seized him with glee
And he sang as he tucked jumbuck in his tuckerbag,
'You'll come a waltzing matilda with me.

[Chorus:]

Down came the stockman, riding on his thoroughbred,
Down came the troopers, one, two, three.
Where's the jolly jumbuck you've got in your tuckerbag?
You'll come a waltzing matilda with me'.

[Chorus:]

Up jumped the swagman and plunged into the billabong,
You'll never catch me alive, cried he!
And his ghost may be heard as you ride beside the billabong,
You'll come a waltzing matilda with me.

[Chorus:]
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Waltzing Matilda Lyrics

Jimmie Rodgers – Waltzing Matilda Lyrics

Songwriters: JOHN WILLIAMSON, A.B. PATTERSON, MARIE COWAN
Waltzing Matilda lyrics © BUG MUSIC OBO EMUSIC PTY LTD

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