INTRODUCTION TO “WALTZING MATILDA”
The title is Australian slang for traveling by foot (waltzing) with a “sack” (called matilda) slung over your back. The song tells the story of an itinerant worker (or “swagman”) making a drink of tea at a bush camp and capturing a sheep to eat.
This song speaks to many things – a homeless person, the challenge of finding food, and the strong possibility of getting in trouble when the food that you find belongs to someone else.
Please join us by offering inspiration and love to those less fortunate than we are. Mute yourself and sing along with singers from all racial and ethnic groups from around the world!
Here is the link to the Waltzing Matilda Virtual Choir Performance