[Editor: This poem is from the “Editorial Mill” column, published in The Worker, 30 March 1901.]
Vote for Labour.
Come forth from the Valley, come forth from Spring Hill,
Come forth from the factory, the shop, and the mill,
From pleasure or slumber, from study or play,
Come forth in your thousands to aid us to-day;
There’s a vote to be given, a deed to be done,
A truth to be utter’d, a cause to be won.
Come forth White Australians! come forth everyone!
Come, youths in your vigor; come men in your prime;
Come, age with experience fresh gather’d from time.
Come, workers! you’re welcome; come thinkers, you must.
Come thick as the clouds in the midsummer dust,
Or the waves of the sea gleaming bright in the sun!
There’s a truth to be told, and a cause to be won —
Come forth White Australians, come forth everyone.
The Worker (Brisbane, Qld.), Saturday 30 March 1901, page 2
[Editor: Corrected “every one” in the second stanza to “everyone” (in line with the same word as used in the first stanza).]