And the band played Waltzing Matilda - poster
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda is a popular song written by Scottish-born Australian singer-songwriter Eric Bogle in 1971. The lyrics describe war as futile and gruesome, while criticising those who seek to glorify it. This is exemplified in the song by the account of a young Australian soldier who is maimed at the Battle of Gallipoli during the First World War. The song incorporates the melody and a few lines of lyrics of "Waltzing Matilda" at its conclusion.
In 2001, the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), named And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time.
Calligraphy is the work of Vanessa Crisp.
This souvenir poster measures 62 x 49 cm.