Henry Lawson

(17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922 / Grenfell, New South Wales)

Poems of Henry Lawson

1. `For'ard' 12/31/2002
2. 39 3/29/2010
3. A Backward Glance 3/26/2010
4. A Bush Girl 3/26/2010
5. A Dan Yell 3/26/2010
6. A Derry on a Cove 3/26/2010
7. A Dirge of Joy 3/26/2010
8. A Fantasy of War 3/26/2010
9. A Little Mistake 3/26/2010
10. A Mate can do no Wrong 3/26/2010
11. A May Night on the Mountains 3/26/2010
12. A Mixed Battle Song 3/26/2010
13. A New John Bull 3/26/2010
14. A Prouder Man Than You 12/31/2002
15. A Slight Misunderstanding at the Jasper Gate 3/26/2010
16. A Song of Brave Men 1/1/2004
17. A Song of the Republic 1/1/2004
18. A Study in the 'Nood' 3/26/2010
19. A Voice from the City 3/26/2010
20. A Word from the Bards 3/26/2010

`For'ard'


It is stuffy in the steerage where the second-classers sleep,
For there's near a hundred for'ard, and they're stowed away like sheep, --
They are trav'lers for the most part in a straight 'n' honest path;
But their linen's rather scanty, an' there isn't any bath --
Stowed away like ewes and wethers that is shore 'n' marked 'n' draft.
But the shearers of the shearers always seem to travel aft;
In the cushioned cabins, aft,
With saloons 'n' smoke-rooms, aft --

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