Waltzing Matilda Chime
Waltzing Matilda Chime
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Waltzing Matilda Chime

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This wind chime is tuned to Australia's unofficial national anthem. In the "land down under," the itinerant labourers who used to wander from town to town were called swagmen. Carrying their entire life on their back often in a bag called a "Matilda" these men travelled on foot, looking for work and trying to scratch out a meager living by shearing sheep and doing other odd jobs around the farm. They made their home wherever they lay their head.  The swagman was frequently immortalised and romanticised in song. The most famous of these "bush ballads" is Waltzing Matilda. The lyrics, written by the renowned Australian poet Banjo Paterson, tell the story of one such swagman who does as he pleases and refuses to surrender his freedom. Waltzing Matilda is beloved for its colourful story, enchanting melody and the irrepressible spirit it embraces. Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda "You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda with me." And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled "You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me." - Banjo Paterson Cherry finish ash wood, 8 dark verdigris aluminium tubes. L 69cm 0.7Kg