All Ashore!

Henry Lawson, 1914

      The rattling "donkey" ceases,
      The bell says we must part,
      You long slab of good-nature,
      And poetry and art!

      We'll miss your smile in Sydney,
      We'll miss your care-free air;
      Where care-free airs are needed
      And grins are growing rare.

      Good health! Good pay! Good liquor,
      And good pals, night and day,
      Good morning and good evening —
      God bless you, Hugh McCrae!