Eric Bogle – The Band Played Waltzing Matilda Ukulele Chords

Eric Bogle The Band Played Waltzing Matilda ukulele chords and strumming pattern are in this post! Start playing this Eric Bogle song from the "Now I'm Easy" album released in 1980 with your ukulele right now!

Key: [C]
Chords: [C], [G7], [F], [Am]
Strumming: D - DU - UDU (or D - D)
Difficulty: Moderate

The Band Played Waltzing Matilda Ukulele Chords

[C] [G7] [C]

[C]Now, when [C]I was a young [F]man I [C]carried me [Am]pack,
and I [C]lived the free [G7]life of the [C]rover.
From the Murray’s green [F]basin to the [C]dusty out[Am]back,
well, I [C]waltzed my Ma[G7]tilda all [C]over.
Then in [G7]nineteen fifteen my [F]country said,
[C]Son, it’s [G7]time you stop rambling,
there’s [F]work to be [C]done”
So they gave me a [F]tin hat and they [C]gave me a [Am]gun
and they [C]marched me a[G7]way to the [C]war. [F] [C]
And the [C]band played [F]Waltzing Ma[C]tilda,
as the ship pulled a[F]way from the [G]quay.
And [F]‘midst all the cheers, the flag [C]waving and [F]tears,
we [C]sailed off for [G7]Gallipo[C]li. [G7] [C]

And how [C]well I re[F]member that [C]terrible [Am]day,
how our [C]blood stained the [G7]sand and the [C]water.
And how in that [F]hell that they [C]called Suvla [Am]Bay,
we were [C]butchered like [G7]lambs at the [C]slaughter.
Johnny [G7]Turk, he was ready, he’d [F]primed himself [C]well,
he [G7]showered us with bullets and he [F]rained us with [C]shell
And in five minutes [F]flat he’d blown [C]us all to [Am]hell,
nearly [C]blew us right [G7]back to Aus[C]tralia [F] [C]
But the [C]band played [F]Waltzing Ma[C]tilda,
when we stopped to [F]bury our [G]slain.
[F]We buried ours, and the [C]Turks buried [F]theirs,
then we [C]started all [G7]over a[C]gain. [G7] [C]

And [C]those that were [F]left, well, we [C]tried to sur[Am]vive,
in that [C]mad world of [G7]blood, death and [C]fire.
And for ten weary [F]weeks I kept [C]myself a[Am]live,
though a[C]round me the [G7]corpses piled [C]higher.
Then a [G7]big Turkish shell knocked me [F]arse over [C]head,
and [G7]when I woke up in me [F]hospital [C]bed
And saw what it had [F]done, well, I [C]wished I was [Am]dead,
never [C]knew there was [G7]worse things than [C]dying. [F] [C]
For I’ll [C]go no more [F]Waltzing Ma[C]tilda,
All around the green [F]bush, far and [G]free.
To [F]hump tent and pegs, a [C]man needs both [F]legs,
no more ‘[C]Waltzing Ma[G7]tilda’ for [C]me. [G7] [C]

So they [C]gathered the [F]crippled, the [C]wounded, the [Am]maimed,
and they [C]shipped us back [G7]home to Aus[C]tralia.
The legless, the [F]armless, the [C]blind and in[Am]sane,
those [C]proud wounded [G7]heroes of [C]Suvla.
And [G7]when our ship pulled into [F]Circular [C]Quay,
I [G7]looked at the place where [F]me legs used to [C]be.
And thanked Christ, there was [F]nobody [C]waiting for [Am]me,
to [C]grieve, to [G7]mourn, and to [C]pity. [F] [C]
But the [C]band played [F]Waltzing Ma[C]tilda,
as they carried us [F]down the gang[G]way.
But [F]nobody cheered, they [C]just stood and [Am]stared,
then they [C]turned all their [G7]faces a[C]way. [G7] [C]

And so [C]now every [F]April I [C]sit on me [Am]porch,
and I [C]watch the pa[G7]rade pass be[C]fore me
And I see my old [F]comrades, how [C]proudly they [Am]march,
re[C]viving old [G7]dreams and past [C]glory.
And the [G7]old men march slowly, old [F]bones stiff and [C]sore;
they’re [G7]tired old heroes from a [F]forgotten [C]war.
And the young people [F]ask “What are [C]they marching [Am]for?”
and [C]I ask me[G7]self the same [C]question. [F] [C]
[C]But the band plays [F]Waltzing Ma[C]tilda,
and the old men still [F]answer the [G]call.
But as [F]year follows year, more old [C]men disa[F]ppear,
some day [C]no one will [G]march there at [C]all.

[C]Waltzing matilda, [F]waltzing matilda,
[C]who’ll come a[Am]waltzing ma[Dm]tilda with [G7]me?
And their [C]ghosts may be [G7]heard as they [C]march by that [F]Billabong,
[C]Who’ll come a[Am]waltzing ma[G7]tilda with [C]me?



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Ukulele Chords Strumming Pattern
Artist and Song:Eric Bogle - The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Album:Now I'm Easy
Year:1980
Chords:[C], [G7], [F], [Am]
Strumming:D - DU - UDU
Genre:Folk

About Eric Bogle - The Band Played Waltzing Matilda Ukulele Chords & Strumming Pattern

"The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" is a song by Folk artist Eric Bogle. It was released in 1980 on the album, titled "Now I'm Easy". The Band Played Waltzing Matilda is considered under Folk genre.
  • The key of Eric Bogle - The Band Played Waltzing Matilda is [C].
  • D - DU - UDU is the suggested strumming pattern for The Band Played Waltzing Matilda. If it's not easy for you, you can try only down (D) strumming for playing "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda".
  • The chords that we use for playing The Band Played Waltzing Matilda on ukulele are: [C], [G7], [F], [Am].

What Are The Chords For The Band Played Waltzing Matilda On Ukulele?

You will play the [C], [G7], [F], [Am] ukulele chords while playing The Band Played Waltzing Matilda with your ukulele in the [C] key, original tone of the song.

How Do You Strum The Band Played Waltzing Matilda On Ukulele?

The Band Played Waltzing Matilda ukulele strumming pattern is D - DU - UDU. You can also try D (down) if the suggested pattern is hard for you.

Who Sings The Band Played Waltzing Matilda?

The Band Played Waltzing Matilda is performed by Eric Bogle. It was first released on the album "Now I'm Easy" in 1980.
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