Who Sang Botany Bay? André Rieu feat. Mirusia

Mirusia Waltzing Matilda cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2008-4-25
length: 4:05
Some other versions of "Botany Bay"

Lyrics

Farewell to Old England forever
Farewell to my old pals as well
Farewell to the well known Old Bailey
Where I once used to be such a swell
Singing too-rall, li-oo-rall, li-ad-di-ty
Singing too-rall, li-oo-rall, li-ay
Singing too-rall, li-oo-rall, li-ad-di-ty
Oh we are bound for Botany Bay
There's the captain as is our commandeer
There's bo'sun and all the ship's crew
There's first and the second class passengers
Knows what we poor convicts goes through
Singing too-rall, li-oo-rall, li-ad-di-ty
Singing too-rall, li-oo-rall, li-ay
Singing too-rall, li-oo-rall, li-ad-di-ty
Oh we are bound for Botany Bay
'Taint leaving Old England we cares about
'Taint 'cos we mispells wot we knows
But becos all we light finger'd gentry
Hop's around with a log on our toes
Singing too-rall, li-oo-rall, li-ad-di-ty
Singing too-rall, li-oo-rall, li-ay
Singing too-rall, li-oo-rall, li-ad-di-ty
Oh we are bound for Botany Bay
These seven long years I've been serving now
And seven long more have to stay
All for bashing a bloke down our alley
And taking his ticker away
Singing too-rall, li-oo-rall, li-ad-di-ty
Singing too-rall, li-oo-rall, li-ay
Singing too-rall, li-oo-rall, li-ad-di-ty
Oh we are bound for Botany Bay
Oh had I the wings of a turtle-dove
I'd soar on my pinions so high
Slap bang to the arms of my Polly love
And in her sweet presence I'd die
Singing too-rall, li-oo-rall, li-ad-di-ty
Singing too-rall, li-oo-rall, li-ay
Singing too-rall, li-oo-rall, li-ad-di-ty
Oh we are bound for Botany Bay
Now all my young Dookies and Duchesses
Take warning from what I've to say
Mind all is your own as you touch-es-es
Or you'll find us in Botany Bay


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Wiener Melange
  • 2 Scarborough Fair
  • 3 Waltzing Matilda
  • 4 Treasure Waltz
  • 5 La Vergine Degli Angeli
  • 6 Wine, Women and Song
  • 7 Botany Bay
  • 8 Du und Du
  • 9 Thorn Birds: Theme
  • 10 I Still Call Australia Home
  • 11 Viennese Citizen
  • 12 Benedictus
  • 13 Charmaine
  • 14 Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
  • 15 Fledermaus Quadrille
  • 16 Tie Me Kangaroo Down
  • 17 Home Among the Gumtrees
  • 18 Waltzing Matilda

  • Release information
    label: Universal Music Australia
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 0600753076545
    script: Latin