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Welcome Song to Digger Bill and Sailor Jack

Date: 1914 - 1918
Dimensions:
Overall: 344 x 267 mm, 0.05 kg
Medium: Silk, Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Sheet music
Object No: 00015182
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    Description
    Sheet music. Welcome Song to Digger Bill and Sailor Jack. Words and music by Gilbert L Wolfe, Malvin M Franklin & Anatol Friedland. Inscription reads 'Sung by Miss Constance Cayley in J.C. Williamson's stupendous pantomine 'Dick Whittington'. The front cover features a group of women greeting an Australian Imperial Forces soldier and a Royal Australian Navy sailor. Copyright inscription reads 'Largest Music Store in Australia J Albert & Son. 137-139 King St.' Price 2/- [2 shillings].
    SignificanceThis sheet music is significant as an evocative reminder of social values during the First World War.
    HistorySheet music was commonly produced to stir emotions and arouse patriotism during the war years. Gathering around the piano to sing at gatherings was a common form of entertainment during wartime.
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