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Waltzing Matilda is a Wiggles song from Surfer Jeff. It was the last song Greg sang before he retired.

Song Credits

Hot Poppin' Popcorn

Surfer Jeff

Celebration!

  • Written by: Traditional
  • Arranged by: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, John Field
  • Published by: Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd
  • Music Produced by: Anthony Field
  • Live Show Recorded by: Alex Keller
  • Additional Tracking by: Ben Hardie
  • Mixed by: Ben Hardie, Alex Keller
  • Mastered by: Don Bartley
  • Recorded at: Hot Potato Studios
  • Vocals: Greg Page, Blathnaid Conroy-Murphy, Caterina Mete, Paul Paddick, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Musicians: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Paul Paddick

Duets

  • Written by: Traditional
  • Arranged by: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Published by: Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd
  • Vocals: Troy Cassar-Daley, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Backing Vocals: Jackie Barnes, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Acoustic Guitar: Troy Cassar-Daley
  • Bass Guitar: Alex Keller
  • Piano: Lachlan Gillespie
  • Banjo: Oliver Brian
  • Drums: Jackie Barnes
  • Music Produced by: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie
  • Music Recorded at: Hot Potato Studios, Sydney, NSW
  • Music Recorded and Mixed by: Alex Keller

Song Lyrics

Surfer Jeff

Greg: 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."

Dorothy: 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."

Gino: Up rode the squatter, mounted on his thoroughbred.
Down came the troopers, one, two, three.

Captain: "Whose 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."

Greg: 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."

Duets

Troy: (whistling)

Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong

Emma: Under the shade of a coolibah tree

Troy: And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled:
" You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."

Troy and The Wiggles: Waltzing Matilda, Matilda my darling
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."

Troy:Down came a jumbuck to drink at that billabong.

Simon: Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him with glee.

Troy: And he sang as he shoved that jumbuck in his tucker bag:
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."

Troy and The Wiggles: Waltzing Matilda, Matilda my darling
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."

Troy: Up rode the squatter, mounted on his thoroughbred.

Lachy: Down came the troopers, one, two, three.

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

Troy and The Wiggles: Waltzing Matilda, Matilda my darling
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."

Troy: Up jumped the swagman and sprang into the billabong.

Emma: "You'll never catch me alive", said he.

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

Troy and The Wiggles: Waltzing Matilda, Matilda my darling
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."

Troy: (whistling)

Troy and The Wiggles: "You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."

Trivia

  • The song was written by Christina MacPherson who wrote the music and Marie Cowan who wrote the lyrics. For the Queensland version, the lyrics were written by Banjo Matheison.
  • Troy Cassar-Daley sing a cover version of this song on Duets.
  • The Wiggles uploaded their video of them singing this song on their YouTube channel on January 24th 2013. The Duets version was also uploaded on June 11th 2018.
  • The 2009 instrumental version plays in F, the 2012 version plays in C, and the 2017 version plays in A-sharp.

Gallery

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Video

The Wiggles Performing "Waltzing Matilda" For Australia Day The Wiggles

The Wiggles Performing "Waltzing Matilda" For Australia Day The Wiggles

The Wiggles Waltzing Matilda (feat

The Wiggles Waltzing Matilda (feat. Troy Cassar-Daley)