I'd like to be a -

Place Unlinked Place
Accession Number AWM2016.30.35
Collection number 384
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Sheet Music
Physical description 4 Image/s captured
Maker Grey, Clifford
Lee, Bert
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c1914
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

'I’d like to be a–' was written and composed by Clifford Grey and Bert Lee. It has a handmade cover and each verse is annotated in pen with a name. The lyrics of 'I’d like to be a–' are humorous in nature, and each verse describes an object the singer would rather be.
This copy of the music originally belonged to Private Ernest Alfred Nicholls and features his name at the top of the front cover. It is part of a collection of sheet music that was donated to the Memorial in 1971, and is symbolic of the concerts, theatre and other musical performances that Australian soldiers took in whilst on leave in London during the First World War.

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