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Wednesday 23 July 2014

The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Published 10/05/2014|02:30

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Written by Scottish-born Australian singer-songwriter Eric Bogle in 1971, and made famous by Liam Clancy, 'The Band Played Waltzing Matilda' is considered one of the finest anti-war songs. It tells the story of a young Australian who is maimed at the Battle of Gallipoli. In it he recalls "that terrible day/in the hell they called Suvla Bay/They were butchered like lambs at the slaughter."

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