GORDON, Adam Lindsay (1833-1870) (words); FURLONG, W.R.
[SHEET MUSIC] Uphold the sports of our land (in utrumque paratus).
Melbourne : W.R. Furlong, . Folio, original wrappers, 3 pp, lyrics printed as text on p 1, music notation pp 2-3 (arrangement for voice and piano); a fine copy.
The moral of colonial balladeer Adam Lindsay Gordon’s poem, set to music by W.R. Furlong, is that when we play sport we should learn to give and take and leave our off-field differences aside.
Copies are recorded in only three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of Victoria; Monash University Library)