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Suido (Suido)
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He danced to live.
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Real life account?
Fiction?

He = human?
Location relevant?
Time relevant?
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Real life account? no
Fiction? yes

He = human? yes
Location relevant? yes
Time relevant? yes

i fear it'll be another quick one
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Footloose!
...just kidding...

Was he an actor? Performer? Did he dance for food and money? Was he forced by someone to dance, or did he just do it on his own?
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Footloose! lol, no
...just kidding...

Was he an actor?no Performer?no Did he dance for food and money? yesWas he forced by someone to dance,no or did he just do it on his own?yes
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aw shucks.. I was hoping this was Michigan J. Frog, but alas.... he's human.;)

is his occupation relevant?
social conditions relevant?
environment relevant?
did he have exceptional dancing abilities?
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is his occupation relevant? yes
social conditions relevant? yes
environment relevant? clarify please
did he have exceptional dancing abilities? no
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Did this take place in Europe? Africa?
America? Somewhere in outer space?

Did you make this up?
A work of fiction by someone else? Famous author?
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Did this take place in Europe? Africa?
America? Somewhere in outer space? none of these

Did you make this up? no
A work of fiction by someone else? yesFamous author? yope
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did he dance to music?
when he danced, did he..
move his feet?
move his body?
move his arms?
tap his feet?
jump?
roll on the floor?

was it in the Asias?
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did he dance to music? no
when he danced, did he..
move his feet? yes
move his body? yesish
move his arms? yes
tap his feet? no
jump? no
roll on the floor? no

was it in the Asias? no
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regarding relevant location: n. america? s. america? asia? europe? antartica? africa? australia?
regarding relevant location: stage? street? subway?

regarding relevant time: 17th cent? 18th? 19th? 20th? 21st?

regarding relevant social conditions: was it during the depression? were there hard times?

did he need to dance to raise money for himself? his family? was this for an income?

did he dance for a living? or was this a "side job"? if side job, did he lose his other job and did this simply to make money to survive?

was he an adult? child? if child: 0-2? 3-6? 7-12? 13-18?

regarding relevant occupation: artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media ?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ?
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation ?
Food Service ?
Sports?
Entertainment?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?
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regarding relevant location: n. america?no s. america?no asia?no europe?no antartica?no africa?no australia? yes, australia, finally ; )
regarding relevant location: stage?no street?yes for svv of street subway? no

regarding relevant time: 17th cent?no 18th?no 19th?yes 20th?yes 21st?no

regarding relevant social conditions: was it during the depression?yes, but not originally were there hard times? yes

did he need to dance to raise money for himself? yes his family?no was this for an income?yes

did he dance for a living?no or was this a "side job"?no if side job, did he lose his other job and did this simply to make money to survive?

was he an adult?yes child? if child: 0-2? 3-6? 7-12? 13-18?

regarding relevant occupation: artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media ?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ?
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation ?
Food Service ?
Sports?
Entertainment?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?
none of these

there's a substantial FA going on
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is the FA comment in response to the career list?
or something to do with questions about the dancing?

did he entertain people with his dancing?
did he have any special dress to go with the dancing?
relevant what style of dance?
is he paid a salary from dancing? spare change?
is anything he wears relevant?
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Sixtyeight
is the FA comment in response to the career list?no
or something to do with questions about the dancing?yes

did he entertain people with his dancing? no
did he have any special dress to go with the dancing? FA
relevant what style of dance? FA
is he paid a salary from dancing?no spare change? no
is anything he wears relevant? no
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was there rhythm to his movement when he danced (as there is in music)?
is anything supernatural relevant?
relevant who, if anyone, was near him when he danced?
did he receive payment for dancing?
did he get money during the act of dancing?
would he have died had he not danced?
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was there rhythm to his movement when he danced yes (as there is in music)? but not necessarily this, FA territory again
is anything supernatural relevant? no
relevant who, if anyone, was near him when he danced? nobody was near him, but explore
did he receive payment for dancing? no
did he get money during the act of dancing? no
would he have died had he not danced? not as a direct result of not dancing, but living may have been harder. HINT IN WHITE:
the title is relevent to the outcome of the scenario


Blooper alert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
relevant what style of dance? FA
there is a false assumption here, but a style of dance is very relevent
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So it seems necessary to explore arelevant action for which you use the verb "to dance"?
but the action is not a common definition of the word dance?
is this metaphor?
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So it seems necessary to explore arelevant action for which you use the verb "to dance"? YES!
but the action is not a common definition of the word dance? YES!!
is this metaphor? YES!!!
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Was he "dancing" to avoid being bit by a snake? or some other animal? Was he dancing because some cowboy was shooting at his feet? Becasue he really had to pee?

what does svv mean?
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Was he "dancing" to avoid being bit by a snake? or some other animal? Was he dancing because some cowboy was shooting at his feet? Becasue he really had to pee? no to all

what does svv mean? some vague value: so there is something relevent that could be referred to as a street, but certainly not your normal city street. If i'm wrong about what svv stands for, someone please correct me!
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"Dancing to someone else's tune"?
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"Dancing to someone else's tune"? No. Dancing involves another action, which is colloquially known as a type of dancing in this fictional tale.
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was there some kind of practical function to dancing?
was his dancing effective?
could he effectively dance with his eyes closed?
was the action in cooperation with another person? object?
did it serve another person? people?
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was there some kind of practical function to dancing? it had a purpose
was his dancing effective? yes
could he effectively dance with his eyes closed?no
was the action in cooperation with another person? noobject?cooperation with another object?
did it serve another person? people?no
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did he step on anything with his feet other than the surface he was standing on?
would his eyes need to..
read?
look down?
look ahead? look out?
look at his feet? his ams?
was he avoiding anything? bullets?
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did he step on anything with his feet other than the surface he was standing on?
would his eyes need to..
read? no
look down? yes
look ahead? yes look out? yes
look at his feet? his ams? no
was he avoiding anything? no, given that you mean things moving towards him, naturally he avoided bumping into stationary objects while dancing bullets? no
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When I said that he couldn't effectively dance without his eyes open, it is simply because he wouldn't normally dance with his eyes shut. He could do it with his eyes shut, but at risk of hitting stationary objects, sustaining unnecessary bruises, etc.
However, blind peope do dance, and quite effectively, as would anyone if they had to do it blindfolded, and practiced enough.
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When he danced, would he need a floor space larger than 3 square meters?
could he dance in asmaller space than that?
would he move a greater distance than 3 meters?
would he move in s straght line? move in a circular pattern?
when you mention risk of collision, is there a relevant location where he danced, which had many obstacles?
when you write "practiced enough" do you mean that one would practice this dance? to get better? to expect a better result? survive easier?

In order to deefine the scene..
If he danced blindfolded, could he likely collide with:

a vehicle?
a machine?
an animal?
a residence?
plantlife?
furniture?
metal?
wood?

are other dancers relevant?
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When he danced, would he need a floor space larger than 3 square meters? yes
could he dance in asmaller space than that? yes, but it would be completely pointless
would he move a greater distance than 3 meters? yes
would he move in s straght line? yopemove in a circular pattern? no
when you mention risk of collision, is there a relevant location where he danced, which had many obstacles? no
when you write "practiced enough" do you mean that one would practice this dance? to get better? to expect a better result? survive easier? the activity is commonplace, performed and taken for granted by any able bodied adult, including the person in this scenario. certain groups do practice this activity in order to get better at it, but apart from perhaps helping you identify the activity, they are irrelevant.

In order to deefine the scene..
If he danced blindfolded, could he likely collide with:

a vehicle? no
a machine? no
an animal? no
a residence? no
plantlife? yes
furniture? no
metal? no
wood? no

are other dancers relevant?no
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Since the location is Australia, is some aboroginal dance relevant, like corroboree?
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Does he dance for or about a deity?

when he moved along as he danced was his direction governed by..
moving towards any relevant targets / objects / destinations?
or just avoiding objects?
did he move towards anything? any direction relevant?
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Since the location is Australia, is some aboroginal dance relevant, like corroboree? no, but good thinking

Does he dance for or about a deity? no

when he moved along as he danced was his direction governed by..
moving towards any relevant targets / objects / destinations? destinations
or just avoiding objects? no
did he move towards anything?yes any direction relevant?no
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Does what he's doing resemble a "Limbo" (The pole and the flexible back bending thingie)
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Does what he's doing resemble a "Limbo" (The pole and the flexible back bending thingie) no
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WARNING! Wild uninformed guesses incoming--->

Okay I have no clue why but when I first read your puzzle this first thing that came to my mind was "Fiddler on the roof" and "Chimneysweep". Any of these relevant? (Lol dont know why I dont just keep my mouth shut)

Is he an aborogine?

Martial arts?
Meditation?
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WARNING! Wild uninformed guesses incoming---> oh goody

Okay I have no clue why but when I first read your puzzle this first thing that came to my mind was "Fiddler on the roof" and "Chimneysweep". Any of these relevant?no (Lol dont know why I dont just keep my mouth shut) keeps us entertained, keep it up

Is he an aborogine? no

Martial arts? no
Meditation?no
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The title---> does it refer to tears from the eyes, or tears, like tears in cloth?

Is he skipping? cycling? hopping?
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The title---> does it refer to tears from the eyes, or tears, like tears in cloth? tears from the eyes

Is he skipping? cycling? hopping? none of these
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Does it end in tears if he stops dancing, or is it inevitably going to end in tears?

When you say end in tears, do you mean that he is going to cry, or is this abstract?
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so when he danced he had a destination or destinations in mind?
did he realize the destination himself?
did he get the destination from an outside source?
did dancing resemble running? walking?
would he carry anything when dancing?

in this fiction, is dancing..
professional?
occupational?
personal?
recreational?
institutional?
educational?
part of a greater action?
part of a more significant action?
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Does it end in tears if he stops dancing,no or is it inevitably going to end in tears? yes

When you say end in tears, do you mean that he is going to cry,no or is this abstract? yes


so when he danced he had a destination or destinations in mind? yope
did he realize the destination himself? yes
did he get the destination from an outside source? often yes, other times no
did dancing resemble running? no walking? yes, dancing is simply walking
would he carry anything when dancing? yes

in this fiction, is dancing..
professional? no
occupational? this is closest
personal? no
recreational? no
institutional? no
educational? no
part of a greater action? yes
part of a more significant action? no
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Is he part of a funeral service of some kind? Something to do with death?
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Is he part of a funeral service of some kind? Something to do with death? no
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so the liquid coming from a tear gland is not relevant to the title?
is any crying relevant? sadness? liquid? saline?
is tear another metaphor?
would you literally say "it only ends in sadness"?

is it relevant what he carried?
would he carry anything in his hands when dancing?
in a bag? his pocket? more than 1 place?
was he delivering what he carried? transporting it?
would someone dance without an item?
was it money?
was it roughly larger? smaller? than a soccer ball?

is there a difference between dancing and walking?
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Is he crushing something under his feet? Like those grapecrushers in vineyards?

Is he barefoot? If not is he wearing a particular kind of footwear?

Is his occupation no longer relevant in today's world?
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so the liquid coming from a tear gland is not relevant to the title? no
is any crying relevant? yes sadness? yes liquid?no saline? no
is tear another metaphor? no
would you literally say "it only ends in sadness"? yes

is it relevant what he carried? yes
would he carry anything in his hands when dancing? nothing relevant
in a bag? yesish his pocket? no more than 1 place? no
was he delivering what he carried?no transporting it? yesish
would someone dance without an item? yes, but i feel this has been badly worded
was it money? no
was it roughly larger? smaller? than a soccer ball?larger

is there a difference between dancing and walking?not physically, but there needs to be another element to walking for it to be referred to as dancing

Is he crushing something under his feet?no Like those grapecrushers in vineyards? no

Is he barefoot?no If not is he wearing a particular kind of footwear? IRR

Is his occupation no longer relevant in today's world? yes, it is no longer relevant
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Clarification:

Is he part of a funeral service of some kind? noSomething to do with death? yes.
sorry I was focussing on the dancing. The dancing has nothing to do with death. But death is relevant
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Is he in the army?
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Is he in the army?no
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is death in masses relevant? a select few? an individual?

did he carry the item on his back? was it larger than an office chair?
was it alive?
a person?
consumable?
food?
did it belong to him?
was it for sale?
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is death in masses relevant? no a select few? noan individual? yes

did he carry the item on his back? yes was it larger than an office chair? yope
was it alive? no
a person? no
consumable? no
food? no
did it belong to him? yes
was it for sale? no
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do vehicles exist?
if no, could a vehicle make dancing obsolete?

does this fiction borrow any actual history? actual location?

could anyone recognize this use of the word dance outside of this fiction?

is farming or agriculture relevant?
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do vehicles exist? yes
if no, could a vehicle make dancing obsolete? they have, i suppose

does this fiction borrow any actual history? yesactual location? yes

could anyone recognize this use of the word dance outside of this fiction? FA

is farming or agriculture relevant?yes
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Is "he " a farmer?
does he work on a farm?
is the dancing done strictly on a farm? is it done on a farm at all?

anything to do with the gold rush?
troubles of the indigenous Australians relevant?
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Is "he " a farmer? no
does he work on a farm? yesish
is the dancing done strictly on a farm? no is it done on a farm at all? no

anything to do with the gold rush? no
troubles of the indigenous Australians relevant? no
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Is he burning farms down?
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Is he burning farms down? no
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is he a slave?
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is he a slave? no
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does he carry..

equipment?
materials?
something man-made?
tools?
implements?
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Did he 'march' with others carrying a protesting banner or something-like, since he was unemployed?
Think he would have been called a 'swagman' or a 'swaggie' in australian lingo :-)

Was he an otherwise wandering swaggie looking for work for his particular line of farm-work? So the dancing is what he does to travel from place to place?
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does he carry..

equipment? yes
materials? depends on what materials you mean
something man-made? yes
tools? yes
implements? yes


Did he 'march' with others carrying a protesting banner or something-like, since he was unemployed? no
Think he would have been called a 'swagman' or a 'swaggie' in australian lingo :-) YES!!!

Was he an otherwise wandering swaggie looking for work for his particular line of farm-work? yes he is. A swaggie wanders across Australia, getting work at farms, sheep stations and anywhere else he can find it
So the dancing is what he does to travel from place to place? YES, this is almost complete. Why do I refer to it as dancing in this puzzle?
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Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong
Under the shade of a coolibah tree,
And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled
"Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?"

Down came a jumbuck to drink at the billabong,
Up jumped the swagman and seized him with glee,
And he sang as he stowed that jumbuck in his tucker bag,
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me".

Down came the squatter, mounted on his thoroughbred,
Up rode the troopers - one, two and three.
"Whose is that jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag?
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me".

Up jumped the swagman, leapt into the billabong,
"You'll never take me alive!" said he,
And his ghost may be heard as you pass by the billabong,
"Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?"

Andrew "Banjo" Paterson


This song, the "unofficial national anthem" of Australia, tells the story of an itinerant farm worker, or "swagman".

It is perhaps not as well known as it should be that many of the early European immigrants to Australia were not British convicts but German labourers, and the practice of going from settlement to settlement looking for work was known as being "auf der Walz". Such people carried all their belongings, or "swag", with them in a rolled-up blanket.

A tradition in the German army (many of these people were ex-soldiers) was to give the standard issue Army blanket a woman's name, and the most frequently chosen was Matilda. Thus, "waltzing Matilda" meant the practice of wandering the outback as I have described.

Further glosses: a "billabong" is a water hole, and a "coolibah" is a eucalyptus tree. A "billy" is a metal can used to hold water. A "jumbuck" is a sheep. A "tucker bag" is a bag for holding food. The "squatter" is the man who owned the land, and therefore the sheep, appropriated by the swagman, and the "troopers" were his personal enforcers (not state officials).
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And Woubit finishes it off with exemplary googling skills.

*************SPOILER**************

Exactly as Woubit has described, with a few other details:

Though now generally credited to Banjo Paterson (Australia's most prolific and well known bush poet, also authored 'The man from Snowy River'), Waltzing Matilda is recognised as a folk/trad song from the 1800's, and Banjo formally recorded it in it's modern guise. Despite this, the words are still somewhat arbitrarily and haphazardly bawled out at all international sporting events, ably aided by mid-strength Carlton Draught, Bundy rum or whatever the local brew is. As such, it still retains its status as a traditional Aussie ballad, and variations in wording are the norm.

The swag itself was indeed the whole bundle, but in modern parlance it refers only to a single person tent which is basically a canvas, waterproof sleeping bag that can be rolled up for convenient carrying, and is still quite commonly used on camping trips in the bush.

Good work Sixtyeight for sticking with this one all the way through, and Woubit for the wrapping up.
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The words I have quoted may be regarded as the definitive version of "Waltzing Matilda", since they are those used by Australia's greatest singer, painter, and exponent of the didgeridoo. I refer of course to the immortal (so far) Rolf Harris, whose performance of "Waltzing Matilda" and such other classics as "Tie me kangaroo down sport" can be heard here.
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zomg Waltzing Matilda has been playing in my head throughout this whole puzzle!
lateral thinker needs to become a lateral poster lol!
but loved the song as a kid :-D
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was there a relevant fiction title that you were referring to or does the "fiction" refer to the song/poem?
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Yes, the fiction refers to the song. While based on real swaggies, who waltzed Matilda, brewed billy tea and cooked bush tucker over open fires, quite probably camped under the shade of eucalypt trees near billabongs, the story told in the song is regarded as entirely fictional.

Woubit, the point is a very pedantic one, as it refers only to minor wording changes such as 'while/till his billy boiled'. I personally have never sung the word till, and was surprised to see it when I checked my facts before posting this puzzle. I find it hard to subscribe to a definitive version, as I've seen numerous different wordings, all credited to Banjo Paterson.

I think it's a shame that Rolf Harris is still considered around the world as the definitive Australian artist. While I have full respect for his talents (except for that despicable song you mentioned, the bane of every aussie kid in primary school), I feel he is not the greatest Australian singer or exponent of the didgeridoo. Wobble board yes, didgeridoo no. His talents as a painter I do not know, but there are far better singer/songwriters out there, from Yothu Yindi's aboriginal music to Keith Urban's dominance of the US country music scene, from Midnight Oil's political protest songs to Peter Allen's flamboyant performances, and so on.
Con the Fruiterer and Kylie Minogue notwithstanding, Australian music has a little more depth to it than the contribution of Rolf Harris.
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While not a native of Oz I feel you need also to mention in your list of great Aussie artists a certain Eric Bogle. To those who know his music 'nuff said...to the rest you've probably heard it! One of his best known ones is indeed "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda"...
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While we're on Great Aussie artists I'll throw in guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. (though born in Wales) (;
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Good puzzle! Since you mentioned Banjo Paterson, I just have to say that Man From Snowy River is one of my favorite movies!

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