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Waltzing Matilda
Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong
Under the shade of a coolibah tree,
And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled,
"Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?"
Refrain:
Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda,
You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me,
[Insert third line of preceding verse]
You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me!
Down came a jumbuck to drink at that billabong,
Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him with glee,
And he sang as he shoved that jumbuck in his tucker-bag,
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me!"
Refrain
Up rode the squatter mounted on his thoroughbred,
Down came the troopers, one, two, three,
"Where's that jolly jumbuck you've got in your tucker-bag?
You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me!"
Refrain
Up jumped the swagman and sprang into the billabong,
"You'll never catch me alive", said he,
And his ghost may be heard as you pass by that billabong,
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me!"
Refrain, but muted and slow for the first to the third (especially slow) line, last line forté.