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Waltzing Matilda

John M. Feierabend

Item #: G-10805     Status: Available

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Series: First Steps in Music


“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.

John M. Feierabend, PhD, has spent decades compiling songs and rhymes from the memories of the American people in hopes that these treasures will be preserved for future generations. He is a leading authority on child development in music and movement and served as Professor and Chair of the Music Education Department of the Hartt School of the University of Hartford.

Adriana Wimler grew up in Durham, Connecticut, where her love of animals and nature inspired her to create. As a Hartford Art School graduate, she hopes to continue painting and drawing while pursuing a career as a tattoo artist.

The song may be downloaded here: FREE MP3 Download - Full Performance

MP3 download instructions: Windows users right click on the link. Mac users hold down the Control key as you click the link. Then select either "Save Link As..." or "Save Target As..." and choose the location you would like to save the file on your computer.

Categories: Children/Youth, Folk Music, Picture Books

Format: Hardcover

Discipline: General Music