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why do they sing waltzing matilda at the grand final and what is it about. 

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Grand final of what? More info here!

Im assuming the AFL Finals considering Waltzing Matilda is an Australian song.

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why do they sing waltzing matilda at the grand final and what is it about. 

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Grand final of what? More info here!

Im assuming the AFL Finals considering Waltzing Matilda is an Australian song.

yep, that would be said grand final.

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Yeh the song 'Waltzing Matilda' is a song and is about a joll swagman doing something naughty i think he stole something i dont know i dont listen too closely to the words......

Why do they sing it at the Grand Final? I have no idea, maybe cos it is Australia i think i am not sure

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'Waltzing Matilda' is kind of the unnoficial anthem of Australians. As I understand it, it draws on Australian musical traditions, and the like. The song is so beloved by Australians it has its own website

http://www.nla.gov.au/epubs/waltzingmatilda/index.html

As for being played at tjhe Grand Final, well Aussie Rules is a game invented by Aussies, and the song is a traditional Aussie song, the two kind of go together. Like 'Take me out to the Ballpark' and Baseball if you like.

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It's tradition... like a lot of traditions it makes no sense but no-one will dare change it.

The song is about a petty crim who wanders the outback stealing sheep and commits suicide by jumping in a lake when he's surrounded by the cops.

So it really is about our national heritage :D

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