The Moods of Ginger Mick [by C. J. Dennis, 1916]

[Editor: This book of poetry by C. J. Dennis was published in 1916. See the glossary for explanations of words and phrases.]

The Moods

of Ginger Mick

By

C. J. Dennis

Author of “The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke,” etc.

With Illustrations by Hal Gye

INTRODUCTION
Jist to intrajuice me cobber, an’ ’is name is Ginger Mick . . .

I. DUCK AN’ FOWL
Now, when a bloke ’e cracks a bloke fer insults to a skirt . . .

II. WAR
’E sez to me, “Wot’s orl this flamin’ war?” . . .

III. THE CALL OF STOUSH
Wot price ole Ginger Mick? ’E’s done a break . . .

IV. THE PUSH
Becos a crook done in a prince, an’ narked an Emperor . . .

V. SARI BAIR
So, they’ve struck their streak o’ trouble, an’ they got it in the neck

VI. GINGER’S COBBER
“’E wears perjamer soots an’ cleans ’is teeth” . . .

VII. THE SINGING SOLDIERS
“When I’m sittin’ in me dug-out wiv me rifle on me knees . . .

VIII. IN SPADGER’S LANE
Ole Mother Moon ’oo yanks ’er beamin’ dile . . .

IX. THE STRAIGHT GRIFFIN
“’Eroes? Orright. You ’ave it ’ow yeh like . . .

X. A LETTER TO THE FRONT
I ’ave written Mick a letter in reply to one uv ’is . . .

XI. RABBITS
“Ar! Gimme fights wiv foemen I kin see . . .”

XII. TO THE BOYS WHO TOOK THE COUNT
See, I’m writin’ to Mick as a bloke to a bloke . . .

XIII. THE GAME
“Ho! the sky’s as blue as blazes an’ the sun is shinin’ bright . . .

XIV. “A GALLANT GENTLEMAN”
A month ago the world grew grey fer me . . .

THE GLOSSARY

Sydney
Angus & Robertson Ltd.
89 Castlereagh Street
1916

The Author desires to acknowledge the previous publication in “The Bulletin,” Sydney, of numbers III., V., VI., VII., VIII., IX., X., and XII., herein printed. The remaining verses are now published for the first time.

Copyright throughout the British Empire and in the United States of America.

Dramatic, Cinema and all other Rights are Reserved.

W.C. Penfold & Co., Ltd., Printers, 183 Pitt Street, Sydney

Dedicated to
the boys who took the count



Source:
C. J. Dennis, The Moods of Ginger Mick, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1916

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