Tom Traubert's Blues (Waltzing Matilda) Lyrics

Rod Stewart


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Thomas Alan Waits
album: Track 10 in album Unplugged... and Seated
release date: 1993-5-25
popularity : 43 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Classic Rock
length: 4:40

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Rod Stewart Unplugged... and Seated cover art
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Wasted and wounded
And it ain't what the moon did
I got what I paid for now
See you tomorrow
Hey Frank can I borrow
A couple of bucks from you
To go waltzing Matilda waltzing Matilda
You'll go waltzing Matilda with me

I'm an innocent victim
of a blinded alley
And I'm tired of all these soldiers here
No-one speaks English
And everything's broken
And my strength is soaking away
To go waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
You'll go a waltzing Matilda with me

Now the dogs they are barking
and the taxi cab's parking
A lot they can do for me
I begged you to stab me
You tore my shirt open

And I'm down on my knees tonight
Old bush mills I staggered
You buried the dagger
Your silhouette window light
To go waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
You'll go a waltzing Matilda with me
Now I've lost my St. Christopher
Now that I kissed her

And the one-arm bandit knows
And the maverick China man
with the cold-blooded sigh
And the girls down by the striptease shows go
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
You'll go a waltzing Matilda with me
No I don't want your sympathy
Fugitives say

that the streets aren't for dreaming now
Manslaughter dragnet
and the ghost that sells memories
Want a piece of the action anyhow
Go waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
You'll go waltzing Matilda with me
And you can ask any sailor
And the keys from the jailor

And the old men in wheelchairs know
That Mathilda's the defendant
She killed about a hundred
And she follows wherever you may go
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
You'll go waltzing Matilda with me
And it's a battered old suitcase
in a hotel someplace

And a wound that would never heal
No prim-donas the perfume is on
and old shirt that is stained with blood and whiskey
And goodnight to the street-sweepers,
The night watchmen flame-keepers
And goodnight Matilda too
Goodnight Matilda too.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Hot Legs
  • 2 Tonight's the Night
  • 3 Handbags and Gladrags
  • 4 Cut Across Shorty
  • 5 Every Picture Tells a Story
  • 6 Maggie May
  • 7 Reason to Believe
  • 8 People Get Ready
  • 9 Have I Told You Lately
  • 10 Tom Traubert's Blues (Waltzing Matilda)
  • 11 The First Cut Is the Deepest
  • 12 Mandolin Wind
  • 13 Highgate Shuffle
  • 14 Stay With Me
  • 15 Having a Party