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Far Away In Australia (Traditional) tabs
See also: Far Away In Australia (Ryan's Fancy)

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Sweetheart, I'm bidding you fond farewell,
I will be yours someday;
I'm bound for a new land, my fortune to try,
And I'm ready to sail away.

Far away in Australia,
Soon will fate be kind;
And I will be ready to welcome at last,
The girl I left behind.

"Oh, you can't leave me," this poor maid said,
"I will not let you go."
"But I must leave you," he gently replied,
"If only for a while, you know."

Far away in Australia,
Now has come the time;
When I am ready to welcome at last,
The girl I left behind.

"Now in success or in failure,
I will always be true;
And proudly each day in the land far away,
I'll be building a home for you."

Far away in Australia,
Now has come the time;
When I am ready to welcome at last,
The girl I left behind.

Daily she waits at the old cottage gate,
Watching the whole day through;
Then one day a message from over the sea,
And I'm hoping these words are true.

Far away in Australia,
Now has come the time;
When I am ready to welcome at last,
The girl I left behind.

Far away in Australia,
Soon will fate be kind;
And I will be ready to welcome at last,
The girl I left behind.

####.... Variant of an Irish traditional popularized by Derek Warfield & Tom Byrne of The Wolfe Tones (Profile, trk#12, 1991, Shanachie Records, Newton, New Jersey) ....####
A variant was recorded by Ray Johnson of Job's Cove, Conception Bay, NL (Ray Johnson At The Newfoundlander, trk#6; 1972, Audat Records, Oshawa, Ontario, from the Newfoundlander Club in Halifax, recorded at Audio Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia).

A variant was arranged and recorded as Far Away In Australia by Ryan's Fancy (Ryan's Fancy Live, trk#9, 1975, Audat Records, Oshawa, Ontario, recorded live at Audio Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia).


See more songs by Ryan's Fancy.

A variant was recorded by Harry Hibbs (More Harry Hibbs At The Caribou, trk#6, 1968, Arc Sound Ltd, Toronto, Ontario; remastered and released in 2002 by Unidisc Studios, Montreal, Quebec).

See more songs by Harry Hibbs.

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(From an arrangement by The Masterless Men.)

(Capo 3rd fret)

(C) Sweetheart, I'm bidding you (F) fond fare-(C) well,
I will be (F) yours some-(G) day;
I'm (F) bound for a (G) new land, my (F) fortune to (C) try,
And I'm ready to (G) sail a-(C) way.

Chorus:
Far (C) a-(Am) way in Aus-(Em) tral-(G) ia,
(C) Soon will (Em) fate be (F) kind;
And (C) I will be (Em) ready to (F) welcome at (C) last,
The girl I (G) left be-(C) hind.

~ Chords contributed by Barry Penton ~


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