Tom Kitcher, 1706 by Tony Barton

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  1. Another figure from Tony Barton:

     
  2. There's another song from that time which still survives in a slightly altered format, and not a million miles from here:-

    Who'll be a soldier? Who'll be a soldier?
    Who'll be a soldier for Marlboro and me?
    And he sang as he marched
    Through the crowded streets of Rochester,
    Who'll be a soldier for Marlboro and me?

    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.
     
  3. Banjo Paterson wrote Waltzing Matilda as a poem, not a song, it was later put to music of the much older song.
     
  4. Er wasn't a "Waltzing Matilda" slang of the day for a 'Camp Follower' or a Lady of easy virtue ?
    john
    Always found it a excellent way of winding up our Strailian cousins.