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JOE WILSON

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HIS MATES

A Special Edition of this Book, for sale in Australia and New Zealand, is published by Messrs Angus & Robertson, Sydney, N.S. W.

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THE AUTHORS FAREWELL TO
THE BUSHMEN.

Some carry their swags in the Great North- West:

Where the bravest battle and die,
And a few halie:'gpf>eto their las'tlong rest,

And a few have said " Good-bye!"
The coast grows dtvi,-and if. may be long

Ere the Gumsttgaifr I:see; .
So I put my soul in afareivellsong

To the chaps who barracked for me.

\ Their days are hard at the best of times,

And their dreams are dreams of care
God bless them all for their big soft hearts,

And the brave, brave grins they wear!
God keep me straight as a man can go,

A nd true as a man may be!
For the sake of the hearts that were always so,

Of the men who had faith in me!

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