25.1.11

Waltzing Matilda - Ukulele chords

A fabulous traditional tune, credited to Banjo Paterson, and now something of an unofficial Aussie national anthem - Waltzing Matilda for the ukulele.

Get your practice in - it's Australia Day tomorrow - Best wishes to all those uke playing friends down under.


WALTZING MATILDA



C                       G          F
Once a jolly swagman camped beside a billabong
C                                 G
Under the shade of a coolibah tree,
C           G              C                   F
And he sang as he watched and waited 'till his billy boiled,
C                    G                   C
"You'll come a waltzing, Ma thilda, with me."

Chorus:
C                               F
"Waltzing Mathilda, waltzing Mathilda,
C                            G
You'll come a waltzing, Mathilda, with me."
C             G                C                 F
And he sang as he watched and waited 'till his billy boiled,
C                    G                   C
"You'll come a waltzing, Ma thilda, with me."

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

Chorus.

Up rode the squatter, mounted on his thoroughbred,
Down came the troopers, one, two, three.
"Where's that jolly jumpbuck you've got in your tucker bag?
You'll come a waltzing, Mathilda, with me."

Chorus.

Up jumped the swagman, 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, Mathilda, with me."

Chorus.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is probably my fault, but I wish I could actually see were the chord changes are.

John Carroll said...

Thanks Mate. Have been looking for this.

sillyman said...

It's "Matilda," NOT "Mathilda"!

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