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Thread #8840 Message #823026
Posted By: mmb
10-Nov-02 - 09:46 PM
Thread Name: Origins: And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
I first heard this song when Priscilla performed it at the Niskayuna Folk Festival, sometime around 1978 or '79.
I had an uncle who was wounded at Anzio in 1944, and was paralyzed from the waist down at the age of 19. To this day I remember the impact of Priscilla's "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda." When I walked backstage to speak to her, our eyes met, and without a word she simply held out her arms and embraced me.
To stay with the thread: Her version retains the original "arse."