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The voice of the "Anzacs" : "All hands" : recited by Ed. E. Ford, the Australian Sundowner
Bib ID 6488590
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, sheet]
Author
Goodge, W. T. (William Thomas), 1862-1909, author
 
Uniform Title Call all hands
Online Versions
Description [Melbourne?] : [publisher not identified], [between 1915 and 1917?] 
1 sheet : illustration, portrait ; 22 cm 
Summary

A patriotic poem designed to encourage recruitment, as performed by the comedian Ed. E. Ford. Printed in red and blue, with an Australian red ensign flag and and an oval blue photograph of Ford at the top of the sheet. Ford reportedly performed the poem during an engagement at the Manchester Palace in July 1915, and sold copies of it for the benefit of the Discharged Soldier's Fund. The Arrow in February 1917 reports he was still touring the English provinces, and that this piece was "one of his biggest hits."

Notes

Caption title.

"Price: One penny."

"There's a whisper that was borne upon the breeze, | Which the same was just a fancy kind of fable. | As a fact the message went across the seas | By that unpoetic agency the cable ...".

Attribution to W. T. Goodge from the Arrow (Sydney, NSW : 1916 - 1933), 10 February 1917, page 3. The poem was probably first published in a slightly different form for the South African War in December 1899 or January 1900, and may have been originally titled either "Call all hands" or "Pipe all hands." This version omits the chorus.

National Library of Australia's copy is missing the top left hand corner, and has some other minor losses on old fold lines.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-5730197

Subjects Ford, Ed. E.  |  World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia -- Poetry.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Ford, Ed. E., performer
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All hands : recited by Ed. E. Ford, the Australian Sundowner.

Recited by Ed. E. Ford, the Australian Sundowner.

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