South Australia

G                       C                G

In South Australia I was born

             C         G        C        G
(To me) heave away, haul away

G                               D           G
In South Australia round Cape Horn

G                                 D     G
We’re bound for South Australia

Haul away you rolling kings
To me heave away, haul away
Haul away, you’ll hear me sing
We’re bound for South Australia

As I walked out one morning fair

(Heave away…)

‘Twas there I met Miss Nancy Blair

(Bound for South…)

I shook her up and I shook her down
I shook her round and round the town

I run her all night and I run her all day
And I run her until we sailed away

There ain’t but one thing grieves me mind
To leave Miss Nancy Blair behind

And as we wallop around Cape Horn
You’ll wish to God you’d never been born

In South Australia my native land
Full of rocks and thieves and fleas and sand

I wish I was on Australia’s strand
With a bottle of whiskey in my hand

other verses:

I see my wife standing on the quay
The tears do start as she waves to me.

I’ll tell you the truth and I’ll tell you no lie;
If I don’t love that girl I hope I may die.

And now I’m bound for a foreign strand,
With a bottle of whisky in my hand.



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