Rob, I missed this and finally caught it, I really enjoyed hearing you play, you have brought the song out and it would seem to have honored our Aussie friends with a wonderful performance.
This is a song which sings to my heart cause, within the last several years my Mom told me she secretly wanted to name me "Matilda", but didn't ever say anything to the rest of the family.
You have a beautiful style of playing loved it.
Anne, thanks so much. To have y'all from down under make such comments both humbles me and gives me a sense of accomplishment having folks "get" what I'm doing.
Sandy, I'm sure you'll play as well, or better. Desire is a big part of it.
Oh, Rob, this was sooo beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes. You brought so much feeling into it...I only hope that someday I can play half as well.
Really enjoyed that. Another tick of Aussie approval from me too... Particularly those harmonics at the end...
As for Waltzing Matilda not being a waltz.... The 'Waltzing' in the title refers to the swagman carrying around and sleeping with his swag, (sleeping roll/blanket) which is the 'Matilda'... Something that the swaggies slept with merited a feminine name (wishful thinking on those cold nights alone...)
Rob, that was just wonderful!
Really nice, Rob!
My goodness, Helen, now I need hats 2 sizes bigger than any I have now. Seriously it's been one of my favorite songs for I don't know how long. You don't know what it means to me to have someone who's not only from down under but is also a musician to say such things. I'm blushing, swelled up with pride & humbled all at the same time.
Wow Rob! So sorry it has taken me a few days to see this, i was out of town. As an aussie i can tell you that this is the best version of Waltzing Matilda i have heard on any instrument... you brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. You have captured to the spirit and emotion of the song's story to perfection. I will be showing this to all my friends and popping a note on the Aussie group site for other aussie players to take a look. I have always loved your style of playing Rob but this one is extra amazing.
Thank you everyone for such kind comments. I appreciate them greatly. I'm having a hard time getting the tutorial video from my tablet to Youtube. Hopefully I'll get 'er done tomorrow.
Gold dog that was pretty Rob. You give that dulcimer a sweet voice.
You are a mighty fine mountain dulcimer player. Indeed you are.
Very nice playing, Rob. Dedicate this to our Aussie friend Helen. The words to this are a definite Aussie vernacular and the "translation" and history of this song are most interesting.
I really enjoyed this. Looking forward to the tutorial. Thanks Rob.
This is really nice, Rob. You keep it both rhythmically and harmonically interesting.
Isn't it funny that Waltzing Matilda is not a waltz? I guess that's OK. Spanish Fandango is neither Spanish nor a fandango.
Thanks for y'all's too kind comments. There will be a short (35 minute) tutorial video to accompany this, IF it will ever upload to Youtube LOL.
Nice sound. Rob, enjoyed it alot thanks
Nice going there, Rob. Sounds great.
Nicely played, Rob. I love this old song.
Had to come back. Rob, you were feelin' this tune. I could feel it too. Mighty nice pard.
Not a bad job pickin' for an' ol' kintry boy. That Keith Young sounds GREAT!