#01088
South Australia (Ryan's Fancy) MIDI, video
See also: South Australia (Tommy Makem)
#88: YouTube video by kelticknots ©2008
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In South Australia I was born,
Heave away, haul away;
In South Australia around 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.

Ah, I went out one morning fair,
Heave away, haul away;
'Twas 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, and 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.

Well there ain't but one thing grieves my 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 you're walloping 'round Cape Horn,
Heave away, haul away;
You'll wish to Christ that 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. Variant of a traditional capstan shanty ....####

This arrangement recorded live by Ryan's Fancy (An Irish Night At The Black Knight Lounge, trk#2, 1971, Marathon Music Incorporated, Scarborough, Ontario).

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