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Matilda statue 2 weeks 3 days ago #15055

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It's definately your 'unofficial' National Anthem - everyone knows that! :)

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Matilda statue 1 week 6 days ago #15084

I like the song "And / The Band Played Waltzing Matilda." It was written by Eric Bogle and is/was about the Battle of Gallipol. Many other artist have recorded the song as well. A youtube search for the song name will trun up many different versions. There is also an American style version of Waltzing Matilda by Tom Waits. It can be found on Youtube by searching for - Tom Waits - Waltzing Matilda 1977. Australian Folks Songs - Waltzing Matilda - Newspaper version - 1901. folkstream.com/094.html ..
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Matilda statue 1 week 6 days ago #15086

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The Tom Waits version was the one that caused the uproar!

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Matilda statue 1 week 5 days ago #15089

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Had a chance to see a big difference in the time frame and use of the Matilda name.
Think the commonality of the 2 stories was that each was victimied by evil.
In one story the man dies.
In the other the little girl is victories over evil.

So a bit wondering if there is a common thread there after all

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So I went to the bookshelf grabbed our dictionary and looked up the word matilda..well actually the word was not there at all..nothing.

So then I looked up the lyrics and basically needed it to be translated from one version of English to another.
All very interesting.
Apparently the waltz word is from German, though I don't know
where the Matilda name came to mean anything other than a woman's name.

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Matilda statue 1 week 2 days ago #15121

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spideryak wrote: So I went to the bookshelf grabbed our dictionary and looked up the word matilda..well actually the word was not there at all..nothing.

So then I looked up the lyrics and basically needed it to be translated from one version of English to another.
All very interesting.
Apparently the waltz word is from German, though I don't know
where the Matilda name came to mean anything other than a woman's name.


Spideryak, you went to a lot of trouble to sort this out. I think you are correct as far as the Matilda name . The men going on foot with their swag of belongings probably thought it comforting to call it a woman’s name. Anyway now days we just sing the song.
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