William Thomas Goodge

(1862 - 1909 / Australia)

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
7. King Whiskey 5/8/2011
8. Mulligan's Shanty 5/8/2011
9. The Guile Of Dad M'Ginnis 1/1/2004
10. The Melodiuos Bullocky 1/1/2004
11. No Choice 5/8/2011
12. Australia's Pride 1/1/2004
13. The Great Australian Adjective 1/1/2004
14. The Australian Slanguage 1/1/2004
15. A Bad Break 1/1/2004
16. Ough''A Phonetic Fantasy 1/1/2004
17. A Snake Yarn 1/1/2004
Best Poem of William Thomas Goodge

A Snake Yarn

"You talk of snakes," said Jack the Rat,
"But blow me, one hot summer,
I seen a thing that knocked me flat -
Fourteen foot long or more than that,
It was a reg'lar hummer!
Lay right along a sort of bog,
Just like a log!

"The ugly thing was lyin' there
And not a sign o' movin',
Give any man a nasty scare;
Seen nothin' like it anywhere
Since I first started drovin'.
And yet it didn't scare my dog.
Looked like a log!

"I had to cross that bog, yer see,
And bluey I was humpin';
But wonderin' what that thing could ...

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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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