Moreton Bay

John Denver

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publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bernard Joseph Fanning, Claire Jordan
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genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock

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This song was first released on the Live at the Sydney Opera House album.

By Brisbane Waters I chance to stray
As on the sunny riverbank he lay
I am a native of Erin, Ireland
They stole me from my independence

At Norfolk Island and Emu Plains
At all these settlements I've been enchained
But of all places of condemnation
To Moreton Bay I have found no equal

And heavy irons on my legs I wore
And oft times covered with my crimson gore
And many a man from downright starvation
And Captain Logan he had us mangled

We were oppressed under Logan's yoh
Did deal out tyrant with his mortal stroke
My fellow prisoners be exhilerated
And when from bondage we're extricated

By Brisbane Waters I chance to stray
As on the sunny riverbank he lay

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