War Correspondent, The

DESCRIPTION: "You've all heard of 'Banjo' Paterson and of course I needn't say That he's the best and the greatest correspondent of the day...." The singer, alleged to be Paterson, boasts of all the people he knows and of his great journalistic skills
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1968 (Meredith/Anderson)
KEYWORDS: bragging humorous
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Meredith/Anderson, pp. 274-275, "The War Correspondent" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tritton/Meredith, pp. 88089, "The War Correspondent" (1 text, 1 tune)

NOTES [43 words]: Meredith and Anderson's informant, "Duke" Tritton, was of the opinion that Banjo Paterson wrote this piece as a parody of his exploits (Paterson was a war correspondent during the Boer War). Given Paterson's observed behavior, however, this seems unlikely. - RBW
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File: MA274

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