Australians, Awake! [song by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This song by L. E. Homfray was published in Australians, Awake! And Other Poems (1915).] Australians, Awake! Awake! awake! ye sons of fair Australia, Your King and country need your help to-day, A voice is calling ’mid the roar of battle, And shall not you for honour’s sake obey? Chorus: Awake! awake! and for […]

The Broken-Hearted Shearer [song, 1 January 1886]

[Editor: A song published in The Burrowa News, 1 January 1886.] The Broken-Hearted Shearer. Air — “Wearing of the Green.” I’m a broken-hearted shearer, and ashamed to show my face, The way that I’ve been treated is s shame and a disgrace; I raked a cheque together, and thought that it would do, So I […]

A Bullock-Driver’s Song [song by Louis Esson]

[Editor: This song by Louis Esson was published in Red Gums and Other Verses (1912).] A Bullock-Driver’s Song. Gerrout! Yer gives er man the drought Callin’ yer, an’ haulin’ yer In the crick an’ out. * * * Mud an’ slush an’ slime! Yer Hindu calves, it’s time Ter pull ther lovely log Outer this […]

“Swinging Douglas” [song by Louis Esson]

[Editor: This song by Louis Esson was published in Red Gums and Other Verses (1912). This was one of two songs published in the book under the heading “Two Bush Songs”; the second was A Bullock-Driver’s Song.] Two Bush Songs. “Swinging Douglas.” (A Splitter’s Song). Morning air Blows yer care Cobwebs, down the sky. Sunlight […]

I Will Pray for Thee: A Song [song by Agnes Neale]

[Editor: This poem by Agnes Neale was published in Shadows and Sunbeams (1890).] I Will Pray for Thee: A Song. O I will pray for thee, love, When the dawn is in the sky, When the gloomy shadows of night-time Away from the sunbeams fly; When the morning star lies dying In the light of […]