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Marco Polo (Hugh Jones) The Marco Polo's a very fine ship Fastest on the sea On Australia's strand we soon will land Bully Forbes he can look for me Going to jump the ship in Melbourne town Going a digging gold There's a fortune found beneath the ground Where the eucalyptus grows Marco Polo, fastest on the sea Marco Polo, fastest on the sea Said the Blackball owner, Mr. Baines To Bully Forbes one day "It's up to you to keep your crew While the gold lures them away" Said Bully Forbes to mr. Baines "I have a plan so fine Leave it to me and you'll agree I'm the king of the Blackball Line" When we reached Australia's shore Bully Forbes declared, "There's scurvy On this trip you won't leave the ship Until we reach the Mersey" Now we lie in Salthouse dock I'll go to sea no more, sir Done me time on the Blackball Line And Captain Bully Forbes, sir recorded by Cliff Haslam SOF
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