A nice song but it became very annoying after a while. I can't believe the drunks would be singing it the way they did.
Here I sit in Australia, just an hour or so from where the movie was filmed, and I can't believe it, either.
My husband and I were watching this movie on cable tonight and he said, "What's with all the "Waltzing Matilda"? I don't know, maybe they felt they had to hit everyone over the head about it being in Australia.
As a previous poster mentioned, it's a song about a cowardly thief who can't own up to his actions. And another poster pointed out that there are parallels to mankind destroying himself - so maybe that's it. Or perhaps the guy scoring the film simply didn't have a lot of ideas.
Some of the old folks have a soft spot for the song. Personally, though, I have never, ever heard a group of drunks sing even one verse. I'm a musician and I've been around a lot singers, a lot of drunks, and a lot of singing drunks - never heard this song from any of them!
As another poster said, some oldies talk about making this the national anthem, a thought which horrifies the rest of us (especially given its subject matter!).
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The constant Waltzing Matilda is the main reason my sons prefer the remake of this film.
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