[LINK] RFI: Waltzing Matilda at the Olympics
Wed, 8 Nov 2000 06:14:02 +1100
Sorry this is a bit off-topic; but I need help.
It appears that Slim Dusty's at the Closing Ceremony was only one rendition
of 'Waltzing Matilda' that was associated with the Games.
Can anyone give me a lead on any of the others, please?
I keep getting requests like the following one, because of:
> Dear Roger, Can you help? I have desperately been searching for a
>singer of "Waltzing Matilda" since the last set of games in Australia.
>Was it the Commonwealth Games? I don' think it was either Slim Dusty or
>Dennis O'Keefe. One seems too old, one too young. He was a slim man,
>with black hair, a beard and a bushmans hat. Had a bit the look of a new
>age traveller. His rendition brought tears to our eyes. I would love to
>know. I think he sat on the Sydney Harbour to sing. It must be someone
>famous in Australia and perhaps was one of the above. Is there anyway
>you can confirm? Would be eternally grateful. Thanks in anticipation.
["A slim man, with black hair, a beard and a bushmans hat" doesn't sound
like Lee Kernaghan, Eric Bogle, or even that silly old bugger of 'Tie me
kangaroo down sport' infamy (well, that'd be enough to bring tears to your
eyes, wouldn't it??) ]
Thanks in advance!
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