And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda single work   poetry   "When I was a young man I carried a pack"
Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
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Alternative title: Orkes Memainkan ‘Waltzing Matilda’
First line of verse: "When I was a young man I carried a pack=Waktu muda, kemana pun ransel kubawa"
Language: English , Indonesian

Works about this Work

“Then in 1915” : Eric Bogle’s “And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda” Michael Walsh , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , May vol. 41 no. 2 2017; (p. 237-251)
'The anti-war song “And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda” has become a cultural icon in Australia, and elsewhere has been recorded over 130 times in 10 different languages. The song was written in 1971 by Eric Bogle, a Scottish immigrant to Australia, who has penned more than 250 powerful compositions, which, among other things, focus on the failure of history to impress upon youth the futility of war. Appropriately, Bogle was named Australian Humanist of the Year in 2001 for capturing “the ethos of humanism through his perceptive and individualistic songwriting with its exposure of racism, bigotry, warmongering and injustice of all kinds”. Additionally, he was awarded the United Nations Peace Medal (1986), and was made Member of the Order of Australia (1987). This article asks why a song written by a Scot in Australia, fifty-six years after the Dardanelles campaign, feels as if it has “always existed. That it belongs to culture and country”. It questions what the appeal imbued within the lyrics of those five short verses might be and recounts the story behind the creation of what Pete Seeger referred to as “one of the world’s greatest songs”. Through interviews with the writer, and an examination of the relevant historiography, this article presents a study of “the most potent ballad of the age”. It also examines what Bogle meant when he said that it was a song that “came into its time”.' (Publication abstract)
Songs, Poems Speak of Fresh Ordeals Neil McMahon , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 April 2013; (p. 9) The Canberra Times , 25 April 2013; (p. 4)
The 'Deficit of Remembrance' : The Great War Revival in Australia and Ireland Dominic Bryan , 2011-2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Exhuming Passions : The Pressure of the Past in Ireland and Australia 2012; (p. 163-186)
Bogle's 'Matilda' : A Song History Graham Dodsworth , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Folklore , November no. 23 2008; (p. 149-169)

''And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda' has been recorded many times throughout the world including recordings by world renown performers such as The Fureys, The Pogues, Joan Baez, The Clancy Brothers and The Bushwackers, as well as being translated into many different languages, including Turkish. If we allow that the volume of recorded versions of the song represent a fraction of the performers who have included it in their repertoire, then in the space of 35 years, this song has become one of the most widely performed Australian songs worldwide.' (p. 149)

'Dinosaur' Still Making Giant Strides Karen Heinrich , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Age The [newspaper issue] , 9 September 2002; (p. 3)
Bogle's 'Matilda' : A Song History Graham Dodsworth , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Folklore , November no. 23 2008; (p. 149-169)

''And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda' has been recorded many times throughout the world including recordings by world renown performers such as The Fureys, The Pogues, Joan Baez, The Clancy Brothers and The Bushwackers, as well as being translated into many different languages, including Turkish. If we allow that the volume of recorded versions of the song represent a fraction of the performers who have included it in their repertoire, then in the space of 35 years, this song has become one of the most widely performed Australian songs worldwide.' (p. 149)

The 'Deficit of Remembrance' : The Great War Revival in Australia and Ireland Dominic Bryan , 2011-2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Exhuming Passions : The Pressure of the Past in Ireland and Australia 2012; (p. 163-186)
Songs, Poems Speak of Fresh Ordeals Neil McMahon , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 April 2013; (p. 9) The Canberra Times , 25 April 2013; (p. 4)
Bogle's Matilda Just Waltzes on as a Lament to the Futility of War Jon Casimir , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 20 April 2002; (p. 4) The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 April 2002; (p. 4-5)
'Dinosaur' Still Making Giant Strides Karen Heinrich , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Age The [newspaper issue] , 9 September 2002; (p. 3)
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