Waltzing Matilda. When I was showering on my Birthday, Monday morning I ended up humming Waltzing Matilda. Where did that come from? Funny how songs pass thru our minds. It is a simple song and as I played it, I thought what could I do with it. It is normally, almost like a march, so I ended up sorta making it a Honky Tonk Piano version. Probably will upset the Aussies, but it is my American version. The song is very interesting if you read about it on the internet. I thought it was about a man waiting to dance with his sweetheart! LOL, not so. As condensed version is: The title of the song Waltzing Matilda is derived from the phrase ‘waltzing the matilda’ which means to travel from place to place in search of work with all your belongings, wrapped in a blanket, slung across your back. When Banjo Paterson wrote the song, he dropped the word “the” from the title, giving us Waltzing Matilda. I played it well when I practiced, but while making the video, my fingers were playing their own song. LOL After several tries, I gave up – it wasn’t going to be fun any more trying to be perfect. I can say that now I am 76!