[Souvenir] Song of the 40th Battalion AIF

Accession Number RC11575.001.001
Collection number Souvenirs 27 Collection (Creative Works) 1/2/4/5
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Part
Item count 1
Object type Souvenir
Maker Pinkard, Ernest Douglas
Place made Australia: Tasmania, Launceston
Date made 1966
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Lyrics for the parody to the song titled 'Song of the 40th Battalion', written by Ernest Douglas Pinkard to the tune of the popular First World War song 'Mademoiselle from Armentieres'. The lyrics of the parody were written in France during 1916, with the line 'we're not over here to win the war' summing up the sentiments of this version of the song.

This copy comes from a song book produced by Ernest Douglas Pinkard for the 40th Battalion 50 year anniversary. As well as this work, it also includes songs, choruses and verses relating to the experiences faced by members of the 40th Battalion during the First World War.

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].