Treasure Island

William Thomas Goodge

(1862 - 1909 / Australia)

Poems of William Thomas Goodge

1. A Bad Break 1/1/2004
2. A Matter of Knack 1/1/2004
3. A Snake Yarn 1/1/2004
4. Australia's Pride 1/1/2004
5. Daley's Dorg 'Wattle' 1/1/2004
6. How we drove the Trotter 1/1/2004
7. King Whiskey 5/8/2011
8. Mulligan's Shanty 5/8/2011
9. No Choice 5/8/2011
10. Ough''A Phonetic Fantasy 1/1/2004
11. The Australian Slanguage 1/1/2004
12. The Great Australian Adjective 1/1/2004
13. The Guile of Dad M'Ginnis 1/1/2004
14. The M'Camley Mixture 1/1/2004
15. The Melodiuos Bullocky 1/1/2004
16. The Shearer's Cook 1/1/2004
17. Two Men and a Maid 5/8/2011

The Shearer's Cook

Now, shearers' cooks, as shearers know,
Are very seldom wont to blow;
But when I took to dabbing tar
And "picking-up" on Blaringar,
The cook, when "barbers" came at morn
To get a snack, would say, with scorn:
"Tea on the left,
Coffee on the right,
Brownie on the bunk, and blast yez!"

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