Miscellaneous sport


Sport
It has been said that Australians are ‘sports crazy’.
This section has songs, stories, jokes and lore associated with sport.

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Warren Fahey sings ‘I’m Forever Playing Two-Up’, a song learnt from his father, George Fahey.

 

No visit to a major sporting stadium in the twentieth century was worth tuppence without the consumption of a hot saveloy in a roll. Street sellers had portable stoves which kept the snags hot and they would yell out their wares: “get ’em hot, get ’em now, hot saveloys”

SAVELOY

(Tune: Hold Your hand Out Naughty Boy)
By Fred Bluett.
Imperial Songster 1909

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Searle was one of our internationally successful oarsmen and Australia seems to have ruled the world of skulling.
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AUSTRALIAN SPORT

Words Pat Finn
and sung throughout Australia with great success by Frank Clarke

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Australia’s first internationally successful sportsmen, and they were ‘men’, were skullers. Oarsman, Bill Beach, was a superhero and he was followed by Henry Searle..
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SEARLE

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TAKE THIS SAUSAGE TO MY MOTHER

AUSTRALIAN MELODIST NO 21
Parody: “Take This Letter to My Mother”

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SYDNEY GAME

a menagerie race where an animal had to run (with person) for 75 yards. A dog came first and a goose second.

A MELODY RACE

the first 50 yards on hands and feet the second 50 yards backwards, the third anyway you liked.