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South Australia (Clancys and Makem) video
See also: South Australia (Ryan's Fancy)
#1573: YouTube video by vilkavec ©2008
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In South Australia I was born!
Heave away! Haul away!
In South Australia 'round Cape Horn!
We're bound for South Australia!

Haul away, you rolling king,
Heave away! Haul away!
Haul away! Oh, hear me sing,
We're bound for South Australia!

As I walked out one morning fair,
Heave away! Haul away!
For there I met Miss Nancy Blair.
We're bound for South Australia!

Haul away, you rolling king,
Heave away! Haul away!
Haul away! Oh, hear me sing,
We're bound for South Australia!

I shook her up, I shook her down,
Heave away! Haul away!
I shook her 'round and 'round the town.
We're bound for South Australia!

Haul away, you rolling king,
Heave away! Haul away!
Haul away! Oh, hear me sing,
We're bound for South Australia!

There ain't but one thing grieves me mind,
Heave away! Haul away!
To leave Miss Nancy Blair behind.
We're bound for South Australia!

Haul away, you rolling king,
Heave away! Haul away!
Haul away! Oh, hear me sing,
We're bound for South Australia!

And as we wallop around Cape Horn,
Heave away! Haul away!
You'll wish to God you'd never been born.
We're bound for South Australia!

Haul away, you rolling king,
Heave away! Haul away!
Haul away! Oh, hear me sing,
We're bound for South Australia!

Haul away, you rolling king,
Heave away! Haul away!
Haul away! Oh, hear me sing,
We're bound for South Australia!

####.... Author unknown. Traditional capstan shanty ....####
This variant arranged by Tommy Makem (The Boys Won't Leave The Girls Alone by The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, trk#8, 1962, Columbia Records).

See more songs by the Clancys and Tommy Makem.


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