Botany Bay Lyrics

Rolf Harris


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Frank Ifield, Norrie Paramor, Traditional
album: No. 8 track in album Rolf Harris
release date: 1980
popularity : 93 users have visited this page.
length: 2:19

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Rolf Harris - Botany Bay
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Farewell to old England forever,
Farewell to you numb-skulls as well.
And farewell to the well-known Old Bailey
Where I always did look such a swell.
Singing too-ra-li oo-ra-li ad-dy,
Singing too-ra-li oo-ra-li ay,
Singing too-ra-li oo-ra-li ad-dy,
And I'll see you in Botany Bay.

Now my crime against the whole British Nation
Was to take some dry bread one fine day,
T'was death, or it was transportation,
So they tossed up a coin and sent me away.

Singing too-ra-li oo-ra-li ad-dy,
Singing too-ra-li oo-ra-li ay,
Singing too-ra-li oo-ra-li ad-dy,
And I'll see you in Botany Bay.

Now there's the Captain, he's our commander,
There's the bosun and all of the crew,
There's the first and second class passengers,
Know what we poor convicts go through.

Singing too-ra-li oo-ra-li ad-dy,
Singing too-ra-li oo-ra-li ay,
Singing too-ra-li oo-ra-li ad-dy,
And I'll see you in Botany Bay.

Now take warning you Dukes and you Duchesses,
Pay close attention to what I say.
Just make sure it's you own what you touchesses,
Or you'll join us in Botany Bay.

Singing too-ra-li oo-ra-li ad-dy,
Singing too-ra-li oo-ra-li ay,
Singing too-ra-li oo-ra-li ad-dy,
And I'll see you in Botany Bay.

And I'll see you in Botany Bay.

Track Listing

  • 1 Two Little Boys
  • 2 Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport
  • 3 Waltzing Matilda
  • 4 Iko Iko
  • 5 Football Crazy
  • 6 Carra Barra Wirra Canna
  • 7 War Canoe
  • 8 Court of King Carractacus
  • 9 My Word You Do Look Queer
  • 10 I Lost My Mummy
  • 11 Sydney Town
  • 12 Sun Arise
  • 13 Nick Teen and Al K. Hall
  • 14 Wild Colonial Boy
  • 15 Jake the Peg
  • 16 Maximillian Mouse
  • 17 Botany Bay
  • 18 Click Go the Shears
  • 19 The Wild Rover
  • 20 Someone's Pinched My Winkles
  • 21 Big Dog
  • 22 I'll Be Hanged (If They're Gonna Hang Me)
  • 23 Eddystone Light
  • 24 The Man With the Microphone
  • 25 English Country Garden
  • 26 I Know a Man
  • 27 Six White Boomers