[Sheet music] This Bit of the World Belongs to Us

Accession Number RC11263
Collection number Sheet Music Collection 778
Collection type Published Collection
Object type Sheet Music
Maker Dry Blower
Date made c.1909
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Recording provided for personal, non-commercial and commemorative use. Permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use. Attached digital images provided for personal non-commercial use

Sheet music for the song titled 'This bit of the world belongs to us', written and composed by Edwin Greenslade Murphy under the pseudonym Dryblower. The song featured in the J C Williamson pantomime 'Jack and Jill' and was first published in 1909.

The front cover features an illustrated picture of Australia with a photo of the performer Bert Gilbert in the bottom left corner. Bert Gilbert was the first performer of this song. Inside the front cover is a list of all the titles included in four of Allan's compilations of dance songs. The back cover shows a list of the sheet music available for purchase of all songs in the pantomimes 'Jack and Jill' and 'Cinderella'.

Towards the bottom of this page is a sound recording of this sheet music, or a parody, that was created as part of the Music and the First World War project. More information about this recording, including names of the performers, can be found on the catalogue record for the sound recording. A link to the catalogue record for the sound recording can be found at the bottom of this page, under the heading ‘Related objects’ where it can be identified with the prefix [sound recording].