In February ABC News reported an investigation by barrister Trevor Monti that the death of Hoffmeister was more akin to a gangland assassination than to suicide. Here they would probably have passed the Combo Waterhole, where Macpherson is purported to have told this story to Paterson. There is also the very popular so-called Queensland version   that has a different chorus, one very similar to that used by Paterson:. Meanwhile, handwritten manuscripts from the time the song originated indicate the song’s origins with Paterson and Christina Macpherson, as do their own recollections and other pieces of evidence. The owner of Dagworth Station and three policemen gave chase to a man named Samuel Hoffmeister — also known as “Frenchy” . In amateur Australian historian Peter Forrest claimed that the widespread belief that Paterson had penned the ballad as a socialist anthem, inspired by the Great Shearers’ Strike, was false and a “misappropriation” by political groups.
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Archived from the original on 17 February The same report asserts “Writer Matthew Richardson says the song was most likely written as a carefully worded political allegory to record and comment on the events of the shearers’ strike.
It has been suggested that these changes were from an even earlier version, and that Paterson was talked out of matlda this text, but the wwltzing does not bear this out. Waltzing matilda slim dusty there once was a swagman camped in the billabongs, Under the shade of a Coolibah tree, And he sang as he looked at the old billy boiling, “Who’ll come a waltzing Matilda with me?
Archived from the original on 20 September When the jumbuck’s owner, a squatter landownerand three mounted policemen pursue the swagman for theft, he declares “You’ll never catch me alive! Current variations of the third line of the first verse mqtilda “And he sang as he sat and waited by the billabong” or “And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled”.
Retrieved 19 March Unofficially, however, it is often used in similar circumstances. Paterson decided that the music would be a good piece to set lyrics to, and produced the original version during the rest of his stay at the station and in Winton.
Retrieved waltziny October Amongst Macpherson’s belongings, found after her death inwas an unopened letter to a music researcher that read ” Vusty 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. Retrieved 12 August Archived from the original on 13 Slm Waltzing Matilda and leading a water bag Who’ll come a’waltzing Matilda with me?
He then and there wrote the first verse. The New York Times.
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Waltzing Matilda and leading a water bag, Who’ll come a waltzing Matilda with me? In Septembersome shearers at Dagworth Station were again on strike. Some corrections in the manuscript waltzint evident; the verses originally read differences in italics:. The Sydney Morning Herald. Department of the Parliament Australian federal government. Who’ll come a waltzing Matilda, my darling, Who’ll come a waltzing Matilda with me?
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In particular, the first line of matlida chorus was corrected before it had been finished, so the original version is incomplete. In the United States other rules hold and copyright for the song still appears to exist. The Many Lives of Tom Waits. Matida had heard the tune “The Craigielee March” played by a military band while attending the Warrnambool steeplechase horse racing in Victoria in Apriland played it back by ear at Dagworth.
Archived from the original on 1 April waltzing matilda slim dusty Chorus Up came the squatter a-riding his thoroughbred, Up rose the troopers—one, two, a and three.
The song was first recorded in as performed by John Collinson and Russell Waltzing matilda slim dusty. Retrieved 27 December Down came a jumbuck to drink at the water hole Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him with glee And he sang as he stowed him away in his tucker bag You’ll come a’waltzing Matilda with me Chorus Down came the squatter a’riding his thoroughbred Down came policemen one two three Whose is the jumbuck you’ve got in your tucker bag?
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Down came a waltzingg to drink at the waterhole, Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him in glee, And he sang as he put him away in the tucker-bag, You’ll come a waltzing Matilda with me. By contrast with the original, and also with subsequent versions, the chorus of all the verses was the same in this version. The Family Car Song Book.