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​Botany Bay

This song is by Amadan and appears on the album Sons Of Liberty (2002).

Farewell to your bricks and mortar farewell to your dirty lies
Farewell to your gangers and your gangplanks to hell with your overtime
For the good ship ragamuffin she's lying at the cay
For to take off pat with a shovel on his back to the shores of botany bay

Well I'm on my way down to the cay where my ship at anchor lies
To command a gang of navvies id beed ordered to engage
I thought id stop in for a drink before I went away
For to take a trip on an emmigrant ship to the shores of botany bay

Farewell to your bricks and mortar farewell to your dirty lies
Farewell to your gangers and your gangplanks to hell with your overtime
For the good ship ragamuffin she's lying at the cay
For to take off pat with a shovel on his back to the shores of botany bay

Well my boss came in this morning and said well pat you know
If you don't get your navvies out I'm afraid you'll have to go
So I asked him for my wages and I demanded all my pay
And I told him straight I'm goin' to emmigrate to the shores of botany bay

Farewell to your bricks and mortar farewell to your dirty lies
Farewell to your gangers and your gangplanks to hell with your overtime
For the good ship ragamuffin she's lying at the cay
For to take off pat with a shovel on his back to the shores of botany bay

And when I get to australia I'll go and look for gold
There's plenty there for the digging of or so I have been told
Or else I'll go back to my trade 100 bricks ill lay
For I live for an eight hour shift on the shores of botany bay

Farewell to your bricks and mortar farewell to your dirty lies
Farewell to your gangers and your gangplanks to hell with your overtime
For the good ship ragamuffin she's lying at the cay
For to take off pat with a shovel on his back to the shores of botany bay