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Creator : Eddy, John
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : Eddy's
Date of creation : [between 1939 and 1945?]
Additional Creator : Wordley, Dick
Format : Sheet music
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Fewer songs were published during the Second World War. Paper was scarce, songwriters were less prevalent than during the previous war and the popularity of the radio and overseas sound recordings resulted in less sheet music being published.

Popular Australian patriotic music from this period includes Just a Brown Slouch Hat (1942) by comedian George Wallace, Wake up! Wake up! Australia (1942) by Alfred Hill and V for Victory (1941) by South Australian Peter Dawson.

Dick Wordley was a journalist/author who also wrote screenplays.

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Period : 1939-1945
Further reading :

Bebbington, Warren. The Oxford companion to Australian music, Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1997

Holmes, Robyn. The collectors book of sheet music covers, Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2001

Currency companion to music and dance in Australia, Sydney : Currency House in association with Currency Press, 2003

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