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Waltzing Matilda


“You’ll come a-waltzing” with this lively Australian folk song, part of a series of captivating picture books based on beloved songtales collected by John M. Feierabend.

Chock-full of whimsical Australian vocabulary, Waltzing Matilda depicts the rugged adventures of a traveling worker (“swagman”) as he journeys across the Australian countryside, encountering both good fortune and trouble along the way.

Adriana Wimler’s colorful illustrations capture the natural beauty of the Australian landscape and feature several indigenous Australian animals. See if you can spot them all!

Like the other folk song picture books in the series, Waltzing Matilda includes a description of the song and its history, the music notation, and a link to a free MP3 download of the song, sung by Jill Trinka.

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