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Won't you take a gun?
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Creator : Trevelyan, Cecil
Place Of Creation : Adelaide, S.A. :
Publisher : Cawthorne & Co.,
Date of creation : [between 1914 and 1918?]
Format : Sheet music
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

In 1914 the outbreak of World War One produced a large quantity of patriotic songs.
Some of the themes reflected in the lyrics of this genre of music are emotional and personal sacrifices, recruitment and anti-conscription.
The pressure for eligible young men to enlist was enormous and the campaign included music, posters, poetry, letters and pressure from individuals and groups such as the Win the War League.
These types of songs were often performed at fundraising concerts, recruitment drives and around the piano at home

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Period : 1914-1918
Further reading :

Holmes, Robyn
The collector's book of sheet music covers
Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2001

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

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

Internet links :

South Australians at War
See Conflicts, World War One.

Music Australia
See Follow a theme, War and Peace

Australian War Memorial
See Quicklinks, Encyclopedia, E, Enlistment Standards
See also Australians at War.



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