The Glossary [for The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, by C.J. Dennis]

[Editor: This glossary of words and phrases by C.J. Dennis was published in The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke.] The Glossary GLOSSARY For use with “The Sentimental Bloke” and “Ginger Mick.” A.I.F. — Australian Imperial Force. Alley, to toss in the. — To give up the ghost. Also ran, the. — On the turf, horses […]

The Mooch o’ Life [poem by C.J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C.J. Dennis was published in The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke. Most of the poetry of C.J. Dennis is written in the style of the Australian vernacular. See the glossary for explanations of words and phrases.] XIV. THE MOOCH O’ LIFE The Mooch o’ Life THIS ev’nin’ I was sittin’ wiv […]

The Kid [poem by C.J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C.J. Dennis was published in The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke. Most of the poetry of C.J. Dennis is written in the style of the Australian vernacular. See the glossary for explanations of words and phrases.] XIII. THE KID The Kid My son! . . . Them words, jist like a […]

Uncle Jim [poem by C.J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C.J. Dennis was published in The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke. Most of the poetry of C.J. Dennis is written in the style of the Australian vernacular. See the glossary for explanations of words and phrases.] XII. UNCLE JIM Uncle Jim “I got no time fer wasters, lad,” sez ’e, “Give […]

Beef Tea [poem by C.J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C.J. Dennis was published in The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke. Most of the poetry of C.J. Dennis is written in the style of the Australian vernacular. See the glossary for explanations of words and phrases.] XI. BEEF TEA Beef Tea She never magged; she never said no word; But sat […]