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Definition funny of Swagman:
A colloquial Australian term. A sort of drifter whose possessions fit into his swag (sack). Somewhat of a thief. Made famous in the famous australian song: WALTZING MATILDA
Waltzing Matilda lyrics: "once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong, under the shade of a coolabah tree...and he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled, you'll come a waltzing matilda with me"
A colloquial Australian term. Same as Hobo in USA. Someone who wanders from place to place working for his tucker, whose possessions fit into his swag (Ofttimes his blanket tied by the corners and slung over his shoulder on a stick) The song Waltzing Matilda was written about a Swagman who stole a sheep, but this is not the norm for the Swagman., He was a traveler, for whatever reason.
Walzting Matilda was a song written about a Swagman who stole a sheep, but, although the most famous reference it certainly was not the norm for the Swagman.
n. 1. A male who exemplifies a casual laid back manner and finds success with women.
My dog Thaman is quite the swagman, he has the ladies wrapped around his nonchalant self.
Songs about Swagman:
The Jolly Swagman by Tommy Emmanuel from the Album Little By Little
Jolly Swagman by Tommy Emmanuel from the Album Center Stage
The Jolly Swagman / And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda by The Highwaymen from the Album When The Village Was Green
Buster, The Swagmans Daughter by Barbara James from the Album It Don,Äôt Mean A Thing
Crusty the Swagman by The HillbillyGoats from the Album The Big Aussie Xmas
I'm a Swagman by Jennifer Hopson from the Album Jennifer Sings - Aussie Bush Songs
If I Were a Swagman by Matt Zarb from the Album Rose Matilda
Books about Swagman:
Death of a Swagman: An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery #9 featuring Bony, the first Aboriginal detective (Inspector... by Arthur W. Upfield (Jul 28, 2014)
On The Wallaby, The Diary of a Queensland Swagman by Edward Sorenson (Feb 14, 2014)
Once a Pommie Swagman by Nick Arden Thomas (Oct 1, 2014)
Along Came A Swagman by Ernie Palamarek (Jul 6, 2006)
Once a Jolly Swagman: The Ballad of Waltzing Matilda by Matthew Richardson (Jan 2006)
The Mystical Swagman by Gary Blinco (Sep 1, 2008)
THE SWAGMAN'S NOTE-BOOK. An Anthology of Australian Prose and Verse. by Charles (editor) Barrett and b/w Illustrations (1943)
Movies about Swagman:
Once A Jolly Swagman NR CC - Runtime: 1 hr 39 mins Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Renee Asherson and Bill Owen Directed by: Jack Lee
Once a Jolly Swagman 1948 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 43 mins
Great British Actors - Dirk Bogarde (Simba / So Long At The Fair/ Once A Jolly Swagman / Esther Wate -
Once A Jolly Swagman -
Wiki information Swagman:
A swagman is an old Australian and New Zealand term describing an underclass of transient temporary workers, who travelled by foot from farm to farm carrying the traditional swag. Also characteristic of swagman attire was a hat strung with corks to...
The Swagman Restaurant was a restaurant in Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, Australia, which opened in 1972 and burnt down in 1991. The restaurant was famous in Melbourne for its long-running television commercials, cabaret shows, and smorgasbord. The...