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Advance Australia Fair Original Lyrics

Advance Australia Fair Lyrics and Sheet Music from c1915

("The author of this song ... is indebted to the late Professor Stuart Blackie, of Edinburgh for improvement in last verse".)

(John Stuart Blackie. (1809-1895) Professor of Greek in the University of Edinburgh, Scotland)

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[Official Australian National Anthem: "Advance Australia Fair" : Australian Government version]
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["Advance Australia Fair Material at the Australian National Library"]

Changes made by Professor Stuart Blackie to the Lyrics of Advance Australia Fair

(Thanks to Jennifer Burgess for providing this information)

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.)

From: "Jennifer Burgess" 
To: "L. Cranswick" [lzc@dl.ac.uk]
Subject: Re: peter dodds mccormick
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 22:29:40 +1000

>> its quite sometime since I got in touch with you, I have actually seen the
>> copies at the Mitchell library in Sydney with the changes that Prof Blackie
>> made, it was really only to the last couple of lines.  I also read about the
>> Prof in an article in the mitchell library.

The last verse went

Peter Dodds McCormick

should foreign foe e'r sight our coast etc

Britannia then shall surely know
though oceans roll between
her sons in fair australia's  land
still keep their name serene

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changed by:

Professor Stuart Blackie

Britannia then shall surely know
beyond wide oceans roll
Her sons in fair Australia's land
Still keep a British soul


Text of Scanned Images of Advance Australia Fair from c1915

("The author of this song ... is indebted to the late Professor Stuart Blackie, of Edinburgh for improvement in last verse".)

("Under Govt. Patronage N.S.W., and League of the Empire, London. Performed by Massed Bands at the Naming of the Federal Capital Celebreations, Canberra. Sung by the great choir of 10,000 voices at the inauguration of the Commonwealth and played by Bands at all Reviews".)

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 hist'ry's page, let evry 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.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross.
We'll toil with hearts and hands,
To make our youthful Commonwealth
Renowned of all the lands;
For loyal sons beyond the seas
We've boundless plains to share,
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains, etc

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,
Beyond wide oceans roll
Her sons in fair Australia's land
Still keep a British soul.
In joyful strains, etc


Scanned Images of Advance Australia Fair from 1907 Sheet Music

("The author of this song ... is indebted to the late Professor Stuart Blackie, of Edinburgh for improvement in last verse".)

("Under Govt. Patronage N.S.W., and League of the Empire, London. Performed by Massed Bands at the Naming of the Federal Capital Celebreations, Canberra. Sung by the great choir of 10,000 voices at the inauguration of the Commonwealth and played by Bands at all Reviews".)

(Poor Quality Image of sheet music - 1 image)

Poor Quality Image of sheet music

Full Bib Display

AUTHOR: McCormick, P. D. (Peter Dodds)
UNIF TITLE: Advance Australia fair. Chorus score
TITLE: Advance Australia fair[music] /written and composed by "Amicus"
EDITION: New ed.
PUBLISHER: [Sydney? :P. McCormick? ,c1915]
DESCRIPT'N: 1 close score ([1] leaf) ; 15 cm.
NOTE(S): 1) For chorus (SATB)
2) Issued as a postcard.
3) "Commonwealth anthem and patriotic song".
4) "The author of this song ... is indebted to the late Professor Stuart Blackie, of Edinburgh for improvement in last verse".
5) MUS: N, A, N/A, B, C, JAF.
SUBJECT: 1) National songs -- Australia.
2) Australia -- Songs and music.
3) Australian patriotic songs -- 1900-1930
AUTHOR(S): Blackie, Stuart.
AMICUS NO: 6397900
ABNRID: abn89139633



Copy Information

Copy Information

Call Number:MUS N JAF mba 784.71994 M131
Volume:
Location:Petherick Reading Room
Status:Available
Due Date:
Library:NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA


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[Official Australian National Anthem: "Advance Australia Fair" : Australian Government version]
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