Waltzing Matilda

“The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”:  I heard a replay of Bob Kerry singing this song. He sang it in 1988 after winning the Senate race.  I confused the song with “Waltzing Matilda”, but I’ve learned that they are very different.  The song Kerry sang criticizes war and is about an Australian soldier who lost his limbs in the battle of Gallipoli during WWI. At the end of the song there are a few lines of “Waltzing Matilda”. It was quite moving to hear Kerry, who lost part of his leg in the Vietnam war.

I was going to post that song, but right now I’m in a mellow mood and “Waltzing Matilda” fits my mood much better.  I’ve always loved this song.

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