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4-425 (Text)

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Speaker:
addressee author,male,Paterson, Andrew Barton,31
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Verse
Word Count :
142
Plaint Text :
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Public Written
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Verse
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http://dbpedia.org/resource/Queensland
Created:
1895
Identifier
4-425
Source
Paterson, 1895
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x
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Extent:
760
Identifier
4-425-plain.txt
Title
4-425#Text
Type
Text

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Once a jolly swagman camped by a Billabong
Under the shade of a Coolabah tree
And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled
"Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?"

Down come a jumbuck to drink at the water hole
Up jumped a swagman and grabbed him in glee
And he sang as he stowed him away in his tucker bag
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me'".

Up rode the Squatter a riding his thoroughbred
Up rode the Trooper - one, two, three
"Where's that jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag?",
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me".

But the swagman he up and jumped in the water hole 
Drowning himself by the Coolabah tree, 
And his ghost may be heard as it sings in the Billabong, 
"Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?"

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