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Scotland's greatest living Australian. Or the other way around, depending on how you look at it. Born in Peebles, Scotland, and emigrating to Australia in 1969, he currently resides near Adelaide, South Australia. Written in 1972, And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda is perhaps his best-known song, being a haunting evocation of the ANZAC experience fighting in the Battle of Gallipoli. It has also been interpreted as a reaction to the Vietnam War.
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- Lyrics"And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda"
- Eric Bogle
Now when I was a young man, I carried me pack, and I lived the free life of a rover
From the Murray's green basin to the dusty outback, well, I waltzed my Matilda all over.
Then in 1915, my country said son, It's time you stopped rambling, there's work to be done.
- No Man's Land - (6:33) - 220 plays
- And The Band Played Waltzing Matlida - (6:59) - 139 plays
- Lyrics"NOW I'M EASY"
- Eric Bogle
For nearly sixty years, I've been a Cockie
Of droughts and fires and floods I've lived through plenty
This country's dust and mud have seen my tears and blood
- A Reason for It All - (6:00) - 75 plays
- Leaving Nancy - (5:03) - 53 plays
- The Gift of Years - (2:58) - 39 plays
- Singing The Spirit Home - (6:12) - 41 plays
- The Band Played Waltzing Matilda - (7:00) - 50 plays
- He's Nobody's Moggy Now - (1:49) - 28 plays