Waltzing Matilda
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


Once a jolly swagman sat beside the billabong,
Under the shade of a coulibah tree,
And he sang as he sat and waited by the billabong,
You'll come a waltzing matilda with me.

Waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda
You'll come a waltzing matilda with me,
And he sang as he sat and waited by the billabong,
You'll come a waltzing matilda with me.
Down came a jumbuck to drink beside the billabong
Up jumped the swagman and seized him with glee
And he sang as he tucked jumbuck in his tuckerbag,
'You'll come a waltzing matilda with me.

[Chorus:]

Down came the stockman, riding on his thoroughbred,
Down came the troopers, one, two, three.
Where's the jolly jumbuck you've got in your tuckerbag?
You'll come a waltzing matilda with me'.

[Chorus:]

Up jumped the swagman and plunged into the billabong,
You'll never catch me alive, cried he!
And his ghost may be heard as you ride beside the billabong,
You'll come a waltzing matilda with me.

[Chorus:]

Contributed by Kaitlyn C. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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Comments from YouTube:

TheOlhaeuaqui

Great man!Great voice!A voice sweeter than wine!

Mila Courson

Jimmy Rogers,why is your voice so soothing to my ears that I can sleep with it like my lullabye

minabalay47

One of my favorites Jimmy's songs. Been waiting for someone to post this song. Thanks futykoolz for sharing.

Shirley Borces

Jimmie Rodgers is one of my favorite singers too!

Oscar Fernandez

Musta mam shirley? Hope you are enjoying life. All the best!

Ruth Cooper

My husband is singing along. One of our favorite singers. There were so many wonderful songs when we were youngsters.

kathy fowler

the best version I have ever heard

Dan Neumann

Have you heard the pogues version of this song?

M Long

Ok, I love the Seeker's version at that Soccer match(they are Australian!), and I've of course heard Rolf's (funniest!) and Slim's, but I 'knew' there was another that was also very uplifting - even knowing the story, probably the one I 'grew up' with, and now listening to this, this is it. Thanks for putting it up and bringing back memories

lalo50pe

Have listened to this version dozen times but still come for more

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