020. Botany Bay

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Botany Bay
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
Refrein: Singing Too-ra-Li oo-ra-li addity Singing too-ra-li oo-ra-li ay Singing too-ra-li oo-ra-li addity For 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
Refrein 't Ain't leaving old England we cares about
't Ain't cos we misspells what we knows
But because all we light fingered gentry
Hops around with a log on our toes
Refrein For seven long years I'll be staying here
For seven long years and a day
Just for bashing a bloke in the area
And taking his ticker away
Refrein 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 bosom I'd lie
Refrein
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.
Refrein