The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49836   Message #754909
Posted By: Bob Bolton
26-Jul-02 - 09:35 AM
Thread Name: Review: Waltzing Matilda
Subject: RE: Review: Waltzing Matilda
G'day Jim McLean, Greg, Garg and GUEST,

Christina wasn't listening to Mozart ... she had heard Bulch's quick march arrangement at Warrnambool races the year before. What she played ... at least what she wrote out for various people (I have examined two or three holograph versions) has either been "mis-remembered" ... or adjusted to the words.

The well-known Waltzing Matilda - the Marie Cowan arrangement is three steps away from Barr's original ... and progressive changes appear at each step. If you can't PM (eg GUEST) send you e-mail address to me at and I'll give you the several steps in whatever form you can comprehend.


Bob Bolton