How We Lived On It (4)

by A. Jay Adler on October 24, 2009
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Music: “Waltzing Matilda,”* sung by Tom Waits, 1977

*Australian slang for travelling by foot with one’s goods in a “Matilda” (bag) slung over one’s back.

A swagman carrying his matilda, circa 1901
A swagman carrying his matilda, circa 1901


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