William Thomas Goodge
William Thomas Goodge Poems
|1.||The Shearer's Cook||1/1/2004|
|2.||Daley's Dorg 'Wattle'||1/1/2004|
|3.||How We Drove The Trotter||1/1/2004|
|4.||The M'Camley Mixture||1/1/2004|
|5.||A Matter Of Knack||1/1/2004|
|6.||Two Men And A Maid||5/8/2011|
|9.||The Guile Of Dad M'Ginnis||1/1/2004|
|10.||The Melodiuos Bullocky||1/1/2004|
|13.||The Great Australian Adjective||1/1/2004|
|14.||The Australian Slanguage||1/1/2004|
|15.||A Snake Yarn||1/1/2004|
|16.||A Bad Break||1/1/2004|
|17.||Ough''A Phonetic Fantasy||1/1/2004|
Ough''A Phonetic Fantasy
The baker-man was kneading dough
And whistling softly, sweet and lough.
Yet ever and anon he'd cough
As though his head were coming ough!
"My word!" said he," but this is rough:
This flour is simply awful stough!"
He punched and thumped it through and through,
As all good bakers dough!
" I'd sooner drive," said he " a plough
Than be a baker anyhough!"
Thus spake the baker kneading dough;
But don't let on I told you sough!
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'.'