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Botany Bay



Farewell to old England forever
Farewell to my old pals as well
Farewell to the well known Old Bailee
Where I once used to be such a swell
Where I once used to look such a swell.


Singing too-rall-li, oo-rall-li, ad-di-ty,
Singing too-rall-li, oo-rall-li, ay,
Singing too-rall-li, oo-rall-li, ad-di-ty
Oh we are bound for Botany Bay

There's the captain that is our commandeer,
There's the bosun and all the ship's crew
There's the first and the second class passengers,
Knows what we poor convicts goes through


T'aint the leaving of England we cares about,
T'aint 'cause we mispells wot we knows
But because all we light fingered gentry
Hop's around with a log on our toes.


Oh had I the wings of a turtle-dove,
I'd soar on my pinions so high,
Slap bang to the arms of my Polly love,
And in her sweet presence I'd lie


So come all you young Dukes and Duchesses,
Take warning from what I do to say,
Mind all is your own that you touches-es,
Or you'll join us in Botany Bay