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Botany Bay (3) Farewell to old England forever Farewell to my rum culls as well Farewell to the well known Old Bailey Where I used for to cut such a swell Singing Tooral liooral liaddity Singing Tooral liooral liay Singing Tooral liooral liaddity And we're bound for Botany Bay There's the captain as is our commander There's the bosun and all the ship's crew There's the first and the second class passengers Knows what we poor convicts go through Taint leaving old England we cares about Taint cos we mis-spells what we knows But because all we light fingered gentry Hops around with a log on our toes These seven long years I've been serving now And seven long more have to stay All for bashing a bloke down our alley And taking his ticker away 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 die Now all my young Dookies and Dutchesses Take warning from what I've to say Mind all is your own as you toucheses Or you'll find us in Botany Bay First published in Sydney Golden Songster in 1893 This song is a burlesque, written by Stephens and Yardley, from the comedy 'Little Jack Shepherd' that played in London in 1885, and in Melbourne in 1886. 'Botany Bay' shares two verses with 'Fairwell to Judges and Juries' a broadside c.1820 MG
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