Along the road to Gundagai : song / words & music by Jack O'Hagan ; arr. Fred Hall
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- O'Hagan, Jack, 1898-1987, composer, lyricist
- Melbourne : Allan & Co., 
- 1 score (4 pages) ; 32 cm
- Cover title.
- Cover bears portrait of Ernest Lauri. Lauri was known as the "Singing Anzac" and introduced "Along the road to Gundagai" and "When you wore a tulip and I wore a big red rose". He was born in Brisbane but was based in Sydney where he was active on stage induring World War I and into the 1920s. He also appeared in early Australian films. Much later, in the 1950s he travelled extensively overseas, broadcasting on Australia in other countries.
- "Rare first edition sheet music to one of Australia's most iconic songs. Legendary baritone Peter Dawson made the first recording of Jack O'Hagan's song Along the road to Gundagai in 1924, but O'Hagan actually wrote the song in 1922, and its debut public perfomance was given by "The Singing Anzac", Ernest Lauri, who sang it as an encore at the end of a concert at the Sydney Town Hall that year. The song was rapturously received and before the end of 1922 Allan & Co. had published the sheet music in numerous printings that differed slightly in the design of the front cover. The constant feature of the design was the marvellous sepia half tone photographic image of a stockman and his dog herding sheep across a bridge; but there were multiple variants of the basic cover, with different inset portraits of singers. The example we offer here has what would arguably be the most significant of these cover variants, since it features a portrait of Lauri, the song's original performer..."--bookseller's catalogue.
- Plate number: B.558.
- English words.
- Staff notation.
- Other authors/contributors:
- Hall, Frederick, -1956, arranger of music
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- Until 2057 [Creator Date of Death + 70 Years]
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