“The War Correspondent”


"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


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


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 274-275, "The War Correspondent" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA274


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: bragging humorous
Found in: Australia