Campfire Songs For School Groups

Nothing quite beats camping in the South Australian Outback, we get the fire burning and the Campfire songs for school groups keep rolling on. 

If you are bringing your schoold group camping or simply checking out accommodation Eyre Peninsula, this campfire song is most definitely a must! 

Waltzing Matilda

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."

 

Chorus:

Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda,

You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me.

And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled

"You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me."

 

Down came a jumbuck to drink beside the billabong,

Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him with glee;

And he sang as he shoved that jumbuck in his tuckerbag;**

"You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me."

 

Down came the stockman riding on his thoroughbred;

Down came the troopers one, two three.

Where's the jolly jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag? **

"You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me."

 

Up jumped the swagman and sprang into the billabong,

"You'll never catch me alive," said he.

And his ghost may be heard as your pass by that billabong, **

"You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me."

** replaces third line of chorus

Our group accommodation Eyre Peninsula often attract school groups embarking on activity and team building excursions. Here at Coodlie Park, we often sing to the top of our lungs for some serious Eyre Peninsula Camping.






















 

Anna Heaton