WALTZING MATILDA - Karaoke of an Australian folk-song

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AUSTRALIAN FOLKSONG
This is a karaoke version of folk-song that is so much loved that many Australians would love to have it as their national anthem. People call it as their unofficial national antherm and the song is loved by people of all ages, in many English speaking countries.

LYRICS

Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong
Under the shade of a coolibah tree,
And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled:
"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 watched and waited till his billy boiled:
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."

Down came a jumbuck to drink at that billabong.
Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him with glee.
And he sang as he shoved that jumbuck in his tucker bag:
"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 shoved that jumbuck in his tucker bag:
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."

Up rode the squatter, mounted on his thoroughbred.
Down came the troopers, one, two, three.
"Whose[N 1] that jolly jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag?
You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."

Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me"
"Whose that jolly jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag?
You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."

Up jumped the swagman and sprang into the billabong.
"You'll never catch me alive", said he.
And his ghost may be heard as you pass by that billabong:
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."

Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me"
And his ghost may be heard as you pass by that billabong:
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."

Australian Slang used: Billabong: A waterhole. Billy: A can or small kettle used to boil water for tea. Coolabah tree: A type of native tree in Australia Jumbuck: A sheep. Matilda: Battle Maiden; here blankets rolled into a swag and tossed over their shoulders. Squatter: Occupier of land Swagman: Someone who lives on the open road. A hobo, a vagabond Trooper: soldiers (initially Australia did not have police force) Tucker bag: A knapsack or bag for storing food in the bush.

LINUX SOFTWARE

To make this karaoke file, I have used Linux software. Some the the useful software:

1. Karlyriceditor (synchronising music and lyrics )
2. Audacity (audio editing)
3. Gimp (images creation and manipulation)
4. ffmpeg (video encoding and transcoding).

DISCLAIMER

I do not own this song. I have made this video karaoke version for educational purpose only.

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