RATTRAY, Alan M. (words & music)
[SHEET MUSIC; SYDNEY] Jack tar : nautical march song, and chorus.
Cover: “Artistically portrayed with grand success by Post Mason”. Sydney : D. Davis & Co., . Folio, original wrappers, the front featuring a striking black-and-white design of a sailor in front of a Sydney Harbour backdrop, wet stamp of Melbourne music seller Sutton’s at bottom edge, lower wrapper with music for ‘A Nigger’s Paradise’ and original owner’s name in pencil ‘R[oland].Thomas’; 4 pp of music notation (arrangement for voice and piano); a superb copy.
Scarce. A single example is recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia); a Melbourne imprint from the same year, published by E. W. Cole, is held in the State Library of Victoria.