Waltzing Matilda is one of the iconic Australian poems that has been set to music. It was written by Banjo Paterson in 1895 and my memory tells me it was considered as the national anthem many years ago but Advance Australia Fair won the toss. Many people have recorded it in many different tempos and some people have even speculated on the background of the piece. One band in particular have three different ideas. Jugularity have recorded tunes with the titles of Waltzing MacTilda, Vodka Matilda and Waltzing an Elephant. And I think this link gives you a much better idea of Jugularity, it includes Waltzing an Elephant.
"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." C.S. Lewis
February 17, 2011