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Sourdough Waltzing Mathilda Aussie Slang Words (44) RE: Help: Waltzing Mathilda Aussie Slang Words 03 Jul 01


Garry Gillard:

THanks for that link in your post. It contains some very specific historical information, a lot of which I was totally unaware of - like the swagman is identified, there are pictures of the "troopers", the song involved a labor strike, a romance and heartbreak, all good stuff.

There is also the hand written manuscript at the website of the composer's original lyric as well as a transcription of the original melody.

Does anyone know whether or not there is a recording of that original lyric and melody available on the Net?

Sourdough


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