William Thomas Goodge
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|
|5.||Daley's Dorg 'Wattle'||1/1/2004|
|6.||How we drove the Trotter||1/1/2004|
|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|
Daley's Dorg 'Wattle'
"You can talk about yer sheep dorgs," said the man from Allan's Creek,
"But I know a dorg that simply knocked 'em bandy! -
Do whatever you would show him, and you'd hardly need to speak;
Owned by Daley, drover cove in Jackandandy.
"We was talkin' in the parlour, me and Daley, quiet like,
When a blow-fly starts a-buzzin' round the ceilin',
Up gets Daley, and he says to me, 'You wait a minute, Mike,
And I'll show you what a dorg he is at heelin'.'