|Place||Europe: France, Paris|
|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Object type||Sheet Music|
|Physical description||2 Image/s captured|
Long, J P
|Place made||United Kingdom|
First World War, 1914-1918
|Copying Provisions||Copy provided for personal non-commercial use, permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use|
'Sergeant Brown' was written and composed by J.P. Long and Maurice Scott, and performed by Jennie Hartley. This copy was published by The Star Music Company Ltd in 1917. The lyrics describe three characters, ‘Tommy’ a solider, his ‘Sergeant Brown’, and Tommy’s sweetheart Mabel. Mabel urges Tommy to be faithful to her while he is in France.
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.