Henry Lawson

17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922 / Grenfell, New South Wales

All Ashore!

The rattling ‘donkey’ ceases,
The bell says we must part,
You long slab of good-nature,
And poetry and art!

We’ll miss your smile in Sydney,
We’ll miss your care-free air;
Where care-free airs are needed
And grins are growing rare,

Good Health! Good pay! Good liquor,
And good pals, night and day,
Good morning and good evening –
God bless you, Hugh McCrae!
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