SONGS OF THE MORNING. Yuss"; "The North Land", words by J.D. Morrison and music by Gerald S. Doorly, manuscript on paper, [1902]
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SONGS OF THE MORNING. Yuss"; "The North Land", words by J.D. Morrison and music by Gerald S. Doorly, manuscript on paper, [1902]
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SONGS OF THE MORNING
"Yuss"; "The North Land", words by J.D. Morrison and music by Gerald S. Doorly, manuscript on paper, written in ink, 4 pages on 2 bifolia, 4to, [1902]

Footnotes

  • Doorly (1880-1956), was the musician among the officers of Morning, with J.D. Morrison providing the words. Now well-known as the 'Songs of the Morning' some, or all, of these were published by the Melbourne Wine and Cheese Club in 1943, and in 2002 a recording entitled 'The Songs of the Morning: a Musical Sketch' was published for the benefit of the Dundee Heritage Trust's Antarctica 100 Discovery Restoration Fund, and the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust.

    "Yuss" is particularly appropriate for the Chief Engineer with its commentary on Morning's engines "The engines they was mis-fits from a prehistoric time...they was older than the boilers, They was far beyond their prime..."

    Doorly was born at Port of Spain, Trinidad. In 1894 he came to England and trained on H.M.S. Worcester along with E.R.G.R. Evans, his friend and fellow officer on Morning.

    Provenance: John Donald Morrison (1873-1938), and by descent.
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