Glossary [for The Moods of Ginger Mick, by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This glossary by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] The Glossary GLOSSARY For use with “The Sentimental Bloke” and “Ginger Mick.” A.I.F. — Australian Imperial Forces. Alley, to toss in the. — To give up the ghost. Also ran, The. — On the turf, horses that fail to […]

“A Gallant Gentleman” [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] “A Gallant Gentleman” A month ago the world grew grey fer me; A month ago the light went out fer Rose. To ’er they broke it gentle as might be; But fer ’is pal ’twus one uv them swift […]

The Game [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] The Game “Ho! the sky’s as blue as blazes an’ the sun is shinin’ bright, An’ the dicky birds is singin’ over’ead, An’ I’m ’ummin’, softly ’ummin’, w’ile I’m achin’ fer a fight, An’ the chance to fill some […]

To the Boys Who Took the Count [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] To the Boys Who Took the Count See, I’m writin’ to Mick as a bloke to a bloke — To a cobber o’ mine at the front — An’ I’m gittin’ full up uv the mullock they poke At […]

Rabbits [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916).] Rabbits “Ar! Gimme fights wiv foemen I kin see, To upper-cut an’ wallop on the jor. Life in a burrer ain’t no good to me. ’Struth! This ain’t war! Gimme a ding-dong go fer ’arf a round, An’ you […]