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Re: Toms...... Waltzing Across Walmart
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2006, 08:47:35 PM »
Well, you could join the group and next time it could be a quartet !!
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Re: Toms...... Waltzing Across Walmart
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2006, 08:59:36 PM »
Got the perfect song for Tom; unfortunately he's not Aussie - "Waltzing Mart-tilda" ;D
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Re: Toms...... Waltzing Across Walmart
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2006, 09:29:59 PM »
"Waltzing Mart-tilda"

ROTFL Karl. We should have Cliff write that song.

Waltzing Martilda, Waltzing Martilda,
You'll come a Waltzing Martilda with me,
As we opened the slideouts and put out the the BBQ,
You'll come a waltzing Martilda with me.
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Re: Toms...... Waltzing Across Walmart
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2006, 09:47:50 PM »
"... as he danced, and he talked, and he watched while his diesel boiled..."
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Re: Toms...... Waltzing Across Walmart
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2006, 11:07:49 PM »
Hey Ron, in karaoke it is not the skill that counts, but the effort!  Should would love to hear you put some effort into some singing!   ;D ;D

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Not the effort but the number of drinks it takes to convince someone to even try. ;D ;D

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Re: Toms...... Waltzing Across Walmart
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2006, 08:49:00 AM »
Since Ron does not drink (the kind I think you are referring to), we can likely get him singing on just ONE drink!
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« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2006, 11:26:17 AM »
Since Ron does not drink (the kind I think you are referring to), we can likely get him singing on just ONE drink!

But Ron won't even have just one drink. ;D ;D
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Re: Toms...... Waltzing Across Walmart
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2006, 07:46:01 PM »
Tom....you can sing in my band anytime......Ideas I am tossing around....

Waltzing across Wal-mart while parking on their lot
Staying where the camping is free

Out come the slides, the chairs and the fake grass
The satellite has its own parking spot

Folks are a staring be we ain’t a caring
We got a claim on this spot

Waltzing across Wal-mart
Making a quick stop
We’re parking where the camping is free


Waltzing across Wal-mart while parking on their lot
Staying where the camping is free

Stocking up the RV with things that we need
It seems the parking ain’t free   
 
The carts getting fuller and we’re getting poorer
We should have stayed out at the park

Waltzing across Wal-mart
Making a quick stop
We’re parking where the camping is free

Waltzing across Wal-mart then a wheel on our cart
Stops turning, wouldn’t you know

Over 300 carts out on the lot
We pick the one that won’t roll

We push and we shove till we get to the checkout
It’s time to get out of here

Waltzing across Wal-mart
Making a quick stop
We’re parking where the camping is free


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Re: Toms...... Waltzing Across Walmart
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2006, 12:58:18 AM »
You'll come a waltzing Martilda with me.
You knew that one would get my attention didn't ya!

Seriously, ya need to be following the real song, not the commercial version. If it says about his billy boiling in more than one place then it is a version written as part of an advertising campaign for a product called Billy Tea. And BTW, used without acknowledgement or ever paying a penny of royalties to the composer. He was paid 'five quid' for the song back in 1900.
The US gets a mention too, somebody wrongly claimed the rights to it and registered them in his name in the US! Wait for it, when Australia played Waltzing Matilda for our performance at the close of the Atlanta Olympics, we paid him for the rights to play our own song. Does that suck!  http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/WM/Copyright.html#copyrightMC  So don't make any performances of the version he registered, you might have to pay for the privilege!

And just to add to some more thread drift, the song is actually about a shearer's strike in far north Queensland and how it was broken up by police bully boys who set fire to the shearing shed to smoke the strikers out because the squatter wanted to pay less for his shearing than was enough to keep the shearer's and their families fed. One of the survivors wandered away before the police could catch him and because he was so fearful for the brutality of the corrupt coppers of the time, he took his life in a nearby billabong ( backwater creek).

This site should help set the story straight and also give you the real version of the song and how it came to be. http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/WM/

And a riddle, what was the name of the swagman? Hint: It's in the song.
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Re: Toms...... Waltzing Across Walmart
« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2006, 07:12:38 AM »
Take #2

We’re waltzing thru Wal-mart while parking on their lot
Staying where the camping is free

Out come the slides, the chairs and the fake grass
Sitting up our RV

Folks are a staring but we ain’t a caring
If the satellite has its own parking spot

We’re waltzing thru Wal-mart
Just staying on their lot
Come in and camp with me



We’re waltzing thru Wal-mart goinga shop till we drop
Just happy as we can be

Stocking up the RV with things that we need
It seems the parking ain’t free   
 
The carts getting fuller and we’re getting poorer
We should have stayed out at the park

We’re waltzing thru Wal-mart
Just staying on their lot
Come in and camp with me



We’re waltzing thru Wal-mart when a wheel on our cart
Stops turning, wouldn’t you know

Over 300 carts out on their lot
We pick the one that won’t roll

We push and we shove till we get to the checkout
Now it’s time for us to go

We’re waltzing thru Wal-mart
Just staying on their lot
Come in and camp with me

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Re: Toms...... Waltzing Across Walmart
« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2006, 09:44:06 AM »
Ian,

Thanks for the link. There's some great info and insights there, and now I have a far better understanding of the song and its' history. Having seen the great, thought-provoking movie "On The Beach" several times, I can't help but wonder if the films' creators chose "Waltzing Matilda" because of the (now) obvious similarity of their endings. Hmmm.....

I would love to visit Australia someday and drink in the beauty and culture and rich history of your great land. Someday.

As an aside, I do have a very nice personal letter from The Hon. John Howard MP, but that's way off topic.
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« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2006, 07:42:08 PM »
Cliff:

Take Two looks very smooth... a lot of kinks worked out.  I think Tom should take this with him and enter American Idol.   ;D
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Re: Toms...... Waltzing Across Walmart
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2006, 11:12:43 PM »
I would love to visit Australia someday and drink in the beauty and culture and rich history of your great land. Someday.
So many of your country's citizens have come down under and really enjoyed themselves so you would probably enjoy it too. Just ask Terry and Liliane Nathan, they are touring downunder at present, somewhere in the South Island of New Zealand I think. This is their 2nd trip in 6 years so I think they like us ;)

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As an aside, I do have a very nice personal letter from The Hon. John Howard MP, but that's way off topic.
One day we'll have to follow that one up.
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« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2006, 09:16:10 PM »
Cliff:

Take Two looks very smooth... a lot of kinks worked out.  I think Tom should take this with him and enter American Idol.   ;D

You think he would win?

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Re: Toms...... Waltzing Across Walmart
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2006, 10:07:59 PM »
Come on Tom,

With you coming from Wales, you must have sang in a Welsh Choir or two.

........or was that a Welsh Choirt !!  ;D

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« Reply #45 on: March 16, 2006, 11:08:44 PM »
Paul,

I'll sing any English song if you'll sing a Welsh one. The rules are - you have to hit every note and all the words must be pronounced correctly  ;D
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« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2006, 12:23:52 AM »
Cliff:

I don't know if he could win, but if that Asian guy could make the finals singing "She bangs!", I am certain Tom would be around near the end.  He really does have an excellent base voice!
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« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2006, 01:30:14 AM »
Tom,

That's a pretty daunting task. How can you sing something you can't even read? ;D
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« Reply #48 on: March 17, 2006, 01:58:30 AM »
LOL Karl. Are you talking about Paul not being able to read the words of a Welsh song or me not being to read the words of an English one?
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« Reply #49 on: March 17, 2006, 09:57:41 AM »
Tom,

Actually I was talking about ME not being able to read Welsh! Gimme sanskrit any day ;D
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« Reply #50 on: March 17, 2006, 10:10:59 AM »
LOL Karl. Seriously though, you'd have no problem with the music and would probably enjoy the 4-part harmony.
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« Reply #51 on: March 18, 2006, 07:30:16 PM »
Tom and I will have to to get together and record his first CD..... Tom, pick something out you like to sing and I will sequence the music on the keyboard and learn the guitar part.... and then we will be ready for you to record!
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« Reply #52 on: April 05, 2006, 08:26:46 AM »
ROTFL Cliff! That's just great. What's the tune?

Tom,
You can hear the tune at    http://www.rvsongs4you.com/   . 2nd song on the new CD.
Hope you like it!
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« Reply #53 on: April 05, 2006, 08:59:21 AM »
Thanks Cliff, that's a great song!
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« Reply #54 on: April 05, 2006, 08:39:25 PM »
That is really nice song Cliff.  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2006, 10:24:26 PM »
Thanks Guys....Now, if we can get Tom to sing it!
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« Reply #56 on: April 06, 2006, 10:41:01 PM »
Now, if we can get Tom to sing it!

Hi Cliff, come to Moab and I'll be honored to sing it.
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« Reply #57 on: April 07, 2006, 04:57:47 PM »
Hi Cliff, come to Moab and I'll be honored to sing it.

Tom
What is the date and location?
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« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2006, 05:09:10 PM »
Cliff,

Here's the Moab rally info.. Moab is in Utah.

Here's a pointer to info on the Moab experience.
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