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An odd request - Waltzing Matilda


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#1 of 10 Rob Gillespie

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Posted August 14 2004 - 10:08 AM

I'm looking for some good free recorded versions of Waltzing Matilda without vocals. Doesn't matter what the arrangements are, as long as I can edit and use the files on the PC.

If all this sounds weird, I'm authoring a DVD containing various footage of a friend's trip to Australia. I really wanted Waltzing Matilda on the opening menu. The only bits I've managed to find on the web so far have been short, low quality clips.

I never did get into the whole file-sharing and MP3 download scene, so if anyone could get hold of some versions, or at least point me in the right direction I'd be most grateful.

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#2 of 10 MikeH1

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Posted August 14 2004 - 02:14 PM

I have always wondered, is this Austalia's national anthem or is it Advance Australia Fair?

#3 of 10 Rob Gillespie

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Posted August 14 2004 - 09:28 PM

No, AAF is the national anthem but I think God Save The Queen is played at royal events. Matilda is a kind-of 'unofficial' anthem - quite a nationalistic piece.
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#4 of 10 francisco-a

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Posted August 15 2004 - 01:09 PM

I think if you really need it you can search it on a P2p software under "backing track". I´ve found many files that are only the music, is like a perfect karaoke.
BTW, is Watzing Matilda the same song that Rod Stewart plays in his Unplugged?.


#5 of 10 Rob Gillespie

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Posted August 16 2004 - 10:53 AM

Yeah, I think Rod does a version on that album. I might look that up actually, always liked old Rod's voice.
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#6 of 10 Pamela

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Posted August 16 2004 - 11:57 AM

The Rod Stewart version of Waltzing Matilda is a remake of the Tom Waits song, Waltzing Matilda. This song is no relation to the unofficial anthem of Australia.

#7 of 10 Nick Sievers

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Posted August 16 2004 - 04:29 PM

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Matilda is a kind-of 'unofficial' anthem - quite a nationalistic piece.

There are a bunch of people who want the national anthem changed to Matilda but it would seem most people don't want an anthem that is about a man thieving sheep. Posted Image

Sorry, I couldn't find any non-vocal versions of the song.
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#8 of 10 Rob Gillespie

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Posted August 17 2004 - 09:35 AM

That's OK folks, thanks anyway. I decided on a different track in the end and went with 'Australia' by the Manic Street Preachers. I've also done a nice 40 second montage of her parachute drop video to the sound of Tom Petty's 'Free fallin' Posted Image
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#9 of 10 Cary_H

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Posted August 20 2004 - 03:11 PM

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Matilda is a kind-of 'unofficial' anthem - quite a nationalistic piece.

I recall a few short years ago, a long-running feud around any "official" use of WM by the Aussies resurfaced.
The composer of WM was an American, and not an Aussie as you'd think. I recall the dispute is some sort of copyright or ownership thing.

#10 of 10 Stu Rosen

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Posted August 21 2004 - 12:46 AM

Actually, the Tom Waits song, though it references "Waltzing Matilda," is actually called "Tom Traubert's Blues."
 





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