Folk singer June Tabor is as far as I’m aware the first artist to record Eric Bogle’s The Band Played Waltzing Matilda. This is in my opinion the definitive version.
We are supposed to learn from our mistakes but never seem to and year after year the cannon fodder gets sent to some front line somewhere
One of the Youtube comments linked to an excellent article on the song, the writer (Eric Bogle), and the part played by June Tabor’s version:
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