The History of the Melbourne view2


SITE SOURCE: Sport
Recorded from Cyril Duncan, Hawthorn, Brisbane, in 1973.

THE DEATH OF ALEC ROBERTSON

Go tell my dear old mother,
Who resides Down in Geelong,
That I’ve been badly injured,
By those jockeys who rode wrong.

My head does pain, my side does ache,
I feel myself insane,
If God would spare me just to see
My dear Mother once again.

But late that night she got a fright,
The news to her did come,
The was there I do declare,
It was from her own dear son

It was the railing horse that came down first,
That caused a nasty fall
And followed close by Silvermine,
Who stumbled over all.

The doom was caused by Vespier
As there poor Alec lay
And as he turned his head
His poor face bled These words to me did say

Go tell my dear old mother,
Who resides Down in Geelong,
That I’ve been badly injured,
By those jockeys who rode wrong
My head does pain, my side does ache
I feel myself insane
If God would spare me just to see
My dear Mother once again.

Now Mabber’s rider’s gone for all
This day on Randwick Course
In trying to win the Tattersal’s Cup
On his famous old black horse.