William Thomas Goodge

(1862 - 1909 / Australia)

William Thomas Goodge Poems

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

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'.'

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