Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD
So the big question is just what is Waltzing Matilda? Well Matilda is the name given to the nap sack carried by the bums and rail travelers. Waltzing Maltilda is the song sung as they leave one town headed to the next. Now back to your regularly scheduled program.
The funny thing about it, is that it's almost treated as a national anthem.....and it's song about sheep stealing and suicide.......this is what comes of forging a nation out of a convict colony I guess.....lol.