[Editor: A song by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate, 31 January 1919.]
Hark, how the dogs of war do bark,
The cannons loudly roar,
Though many thousands do embark;
They’re calling still for more,
So to the cities and the towns,
And to the lonely farm,
And to the distant rolling downs
The call is now to arm.
Rally round the banner of Australia now;
Come from the factory, come from the plough,
Come from the hilltop, come from the plain,
Fight, fight for freedom again and again.
We all do know of Belgium’s plight,
Of Servia and France,
And how they bravely stood to fight
Against the foe’s advance,
And many there are in the grave
Who’ve paid the final cost.
If it were not for those honoured brave,
Australia would be lost.
And shall Australia bend the knee
Subservient to the Hun?
No, no, Australia shall be free
While men can work a gun,
So do not let your courage lag
When men are wanted now;
But fight for dear Australia’s flag,
As Australians do know how.
The Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate (Hurstbridge, Vic.), 31 January 1919, p. 3
[Editor: Corrected “foes” to “foe’s”, “Hun.” to “Hun?”, “No, no” to “No, no,”.]