# 9099

FRANCIS, Skipper

[SHEET MUSIC] For auld lang syne! Australia will be there

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/ Written, composed and sung with phenomenal success by Skipper Francis (The Bristol Channel Swimmer) to whom the Full Theatrical Performing Rights are Secured and Reserved. / Australia’s Battle Song. The Accepted March Song of the Australian Expeditionary Forces. Official Report. Sung in Action by Australian soldiers at the Dardanelles. Also sung by the heroic Australians of the torpedoed Transport “Southland”. Melbourne : Dinsdale’s Pty. Ltd. [c.1915]. Quarto, pictorial wra[pers featuring vignette portrait of Skipper Francis, Australian red ensign and Union Jack, contemporary cloth back, [1] page publisher’s preface stating this to be the 67th edition (the song was first published in 1914), 3 pp musical notation for voice and piano, rear cover with advertisement for Dinsdale’s, a very good copy. Held in [BOUND WITH] We’ll never let the old flag fall, patriotic song by Albert E. MacNutt and M.F. Kelly. Melbourne : Allan & Co., [1915]. Quarto, pictorial wrappers featuring an Australian soldier holding an Australian flag and brandishing a rifle with bayonet, [3] pp musical notation, also includes music for three other patriotic songs, rear cover with advertisement for Allans, a very good copy. [BOUND WITH] Come boys, come and fight the Germans / words and music by C. Harold Oakley. [Cover] Sung with great success by Mr. Horace J. Wood and the Victorian Commercial Traveller’s Choral Party, to whom the composer has presented the right to publish 1,000 copies, the trotal profits from the sale of which will be handed by them to the French Red Cross. Melbourne : Commercial Travellers’ Association, [c.1915]. Quarto, pictorial wrappers featuring a battleship, [1] page with printed lyrics, [3] pp musical notation for voice and piano, a very good copy. Scarce. Only two copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales).