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Advance Australia Fair Original Lyrics by Peter Dodds McCormick

Advance Australia Fair Lyrics and Sheet Music from 1879

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["Advance Australia Fair" Lyrics and Sheet Music from 1919]
["Advance Australia Fair" Lyrics and Sheet Music from 1928]
["Advance Australia Fair" Lyrics and Sheet Music from 1942]
[Official Australian National Anthem: "Advance Australia Fair" : Australian Government version]
["Awake Awake Australia" Lyrics and Sheet Music from "Paling's album of national and patriotic songs"]
["An Australian Hymn" Lyrics and Sheet Music (written and composed by Amicus) ~1880]
["Advance Australia Fair Material at the Australian National Library"]

Digitisation Project Brief Australian patriotic music, 1900-1930 : http://www.nla.gov.au/digital/music_patmusic_brief.html
and Digitisation Project Brief : http://www.nla.gov.au/digital/program.html

Photograph of Peter Dodds McCormick, composer of Advance Australia Fair

Photograph of Peter Dodds McCormick, composer of Advance Australia Fair
(image scanned by Jennifer Burgess as part of her research into the composer. Image relates to the jubilee history of the Five Dock public school. Peter Dodds McCormick taught there in 1865-66.)

Text of Images of Advance Australia Fair 1879 Sheet Music from the National Library of Australia Music Collection

Australian sons, let us rejoice.
For we are young and free.
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea.
Our land abounds in nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare,
In history's page let every stage
Advance Australia Fair
In joyful strains then let us sing
Advance Australia Fair.

When gallant Cook from Albion sailed.
To trace wide oceans o'er.
True British courage bore him on.
Til he landed on our shore
Then here he raised Old England's flag.
The standard of the brave.
With all her faults we love her still.
Britannia rules the wave
In joyful strains then let us sing
Advance Australia Fair.

When other nations of the globe.
Behold us from afar,
We'll rise to high renown
And shine like our glorious southern star
From English soil and Fatherland
Scotia and Erin fair
Let all combine with heart and hand
To Advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing
Advance Australia Fair.

Should foreign foe e'er sight our coast.
Or dare a foot to land.
We'll rouse to arms like sires of yore
To guard our native strand.
Britannia then shall surely know,
Though oceans roll between
Her sons in fair Australia's land
Still keep their courage green.
In joyful strains then let us sing
Advance Australia Fair.


Images of Advance Australia Fair 1879 Sheet Music

From the National Library of Australia Music Collection: http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an24220024

Front Cover . . Page One . . Page Two . . Page Three . . Back cover and last two verses


From: Erica  Ryan
Subject: Australian patriotic music, 1900-1930
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 16:53:29 +1000

A quick note to let you know that the National Library of Australia has
recently digitised a large volume of Australian patriotic music, 1900-1930
and that digital copies of this material are freely available on the web via
the Library's catalogue.

For example:

*	Advance Australia Fair http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an24220024
*	The Song of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an9821950 and
http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an5528000
*	Wattle blossom waltz http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an24494484
*	In the Land of the Kangaroo http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an10669746
and http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an5435830
*	The Native Sons of Aussie http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an13714276
*	Hurry Up! http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an21907971
*	
Try searching the Library's catalogue http://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/ for
the subject heading "Australian patriotic music 1900-1930", or you can of
course search for specific titles. You will find some stirring pieces with
URLs linking you to the digital images within our sheet music delivery
system. Sheet music about war, historical, political and national events as
well as our national "anthems" and emblems.

Patriotic music http://www.nla.gov.au/digital/music_patmusic_brief.html is
only part of our wider program of collection digitisation. For more
information, please see http://www.nla.gov.au/digital/program.html.

Erica Ryan, Manager
Digitisation Project
National Library of Australia

Full Bib Display

Creator: McCormick, P. D. (Peter Dodds), 1834?-1916. 
Title: Advance Australia Fair [music] : patriotic song / written and composed by "Amicus".  
Date: 1879 
Published: Sydney : Reading & Co., [1879?] 
Subjects: Patriotic music -- Australia. 
National songs -- Australia. 
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with piano. 
Songs with piano.  
Material Type: Music 
Physical Description: 1 score (3 p.) ; 35 cm. 
Notes: "Respectfully dedicated to the sons and daughters of Australia".
"2nd edition".
"Arranged as a solo, with pianoforte accompaniment and as a four part song".
Cover title.
"Sung with great success by Mr Andrew Fairfax".
Also available in an electronic form via the Internet at http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an24220024
Amicus Number: 24220024 
To cite this item use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an24220024


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["Advance Australia Fair" Lyrics and Sheet Music from c1915]
["Advance Australia Fair" Lyrics and Sheet Music from ~191x]
["Advance Australia Fair" Lyrics and Sheet Music from 1919]
["Advance Australia Fair" Lyrics and Sheet Music from 1928]
["Advance Australia Fair" Lyrics and Sheet Music from 1942]
[Official Australian National Anthem: "Advance Australia Fair" : Australian Government version]
["Awake Awake Australia" Lyrics and Sheet Music from "Paling's album of national and patriotic songs"]
["An Australian Hymn" Lyrics and Sheet Music (written and composed by Amicus) ~1880]
["Advance Australia Fair Material at the Australian National Library"]

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