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Thread #3857   Message #20145
Posted By: RonU
28-Jan-98 - 09:41 PM
Thread Name: Craigielee/Waltzing Matilda
Subject: Craigielee/Waltzing Matilda
According to Dennis at the "The Waltzing Matilda Story" site, Banjo Paterson wrote the words, put to the tune "The Craigielee March" for the well known "Waltzing Matilda". I'm surprised that Craigielee isn't in the database. Has anyone seen it elsewhere ? The site, noted above, is fascinating, showing the original manuscript for the song "Waltzing Matilday" and, among other things, it doesn't refer to any Jolly Swagman as we have been taught to believe. Did someone rewrite Banjo Paterson's original or what? Just curious. RonU

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