Sons of New Britannia [song by “The Colonel” (W. T. Goodge), 18 October 1899]

[Editor: This song by W. T. Goodge (using his pseudonym of “The Colonel”) was published in his “Nutshells” column in the Orange Leader, 18 October 1899.] [Sons of New Britannia] After a vain effort to stave off an attack of the prevailing epidemic of war fever the Colonel succumbed on Saturday, and in his delirium […]

Call All Hands [song by W. T. Goodge, 30 December 1899]

[Editor: This song by W. T. Goodge was published in The Orange Leader, 30 December 1899. It was previously published in The Daily Telegraph on 28 December 1899, but with several lines omitted (the The Orange Leader printed the full version). This song was written at the time of the Boer War (South Africa, 1899-1902).] […]

Hymn for Peace [song by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This song by L. E. Homfray was published in Australians, Awake! And Other Poems (1915).] Hymn for Peace. Tune 225, A. & M. Hymns. Oh! God of every nation Our cry goes up to Thee, And at Thy throne of glory We fall on bended knee. Remember not our errors Our evil deeds forget […]

Hymn for Peace: Give Peace in our Time, O Lord [song by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This song by L. E. Homfray was published in Australians, Awake! And Other Poems (1915).] Hymn for Peace. Give Peace in our Time, O Lord. Tune 370, A. & M. Hymns. God of our Fathers, hear us now, Before Whose Throne all nations bow, Defend us from the bitter foe, Sustain us in the […]

The Call of the Empire [song by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This song by L. E. Homfray was published in Australians, Awake! And Other Poems (1915).] The Call of the Empire. We have heard the cry of battle And answered to the call, For the soldiers of the Empire Together stand or fall. Chorus: For the glory of the Empire Is more to us than […]