A Word to Texas Jack [poem by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Lawson was published in Verses Popular and Humorous, 1900.] A Word to Texas Jack Texas Jack, you are amusin’. By Lord Harry, how I laughed When I seen yer rig and saddle with its bulwarks fore-and-aft; Holy smoke! In such a saddle how the dickens can yer fall? Why, I […]

A Study in the “Nood” [poem by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Lawson was published in Verses Popular and Humorous, 1900. Lawson based this poem upon a true story.] A Study in the “Nood” ‘A sailor named Grice was seen by the guard of a goods train lying close to the railway-line near Warner Town (S.A.) in a nude condition. He was […]

A Little Mistake [poem by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Lawson was published in Verses Popular and Humorous, 1900.] A Little Mistake ’Tis a yarn I heard of a new-chum ‘trap’ On the edge of the Never-Never, Where the dead men lie and the black men lie, And the bushman lies for ever. ’Twas the custom still with the local […]

The Professional Wanderer [poem by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Lawson was published in Verses Popular and Humorous, 1900.] The Professional Wanderer When you’ve knocked about the country — been away from home for years; When the past, by distance softened, nearly fills your eyes with tears — You are haunted oft, wherever or however you may roam, By a […]

The Old Bark School [poem by Henry Lawson]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Lawson was published in Verses Popular and Humorous, 1900.] The Old Bark School It was built of bark and poles, and the floor was full of holes Where each leak in rainy weather made a pool; And the walls were mostly cracks lined with calico and sacks — There was […]