Place Europe: France
Accession Number AWM2016.30.41
Collection number 405
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Sheet Music
Physical description 10 Image/s captured
Maker Weaver, John
Place made United Kingdom
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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'Na-poo!' was composed by John Weaver, and written and performed by F. C. Hennequin. This copy was published by Reynolds & Co, Beneres Street, London in 1917. It is listed as part of the publishers’ Humorous Songs collection. The lyrics are written in the voice of an experienced soldier, who explains the French parlance to a soldier new to 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.

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