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Hesk ADD Versions: South Australia (10) RE: South Australia 25 Aug 11


Verse 1:- Doerflinger.

Oh, in South Australia where I was born , Heave away, haul away!
In South Australia round Cape Horn, I'm bound for South Australia!
Heave away you ruler, King, Heave away, haul away.
Heave away, don't you hear me sing? We're bound for South Australia.

Verse 1:- Hugill.

South Australia is me home, Heave away! Heave away!
South Australia is me home, An' we're bound for South Australia!
Heave away! Heave away! Heave away you Rolling King, an' we're bound for South Australia.


2. My wife is standing on the quay,
   Heave away! Haul away.
   The tears do start as she waves to me,
   An' we're bound for South Australia.

Ch. Heave away! Heave away!
Heave away you rolling King
For we're bound for South Australia

Chorus as commonly sung nowadays:-

Haul away you Rolling Kings,
Heave away! Haul Away!
Haul away! Can't you hear me sing,
For we're bound for South Australia.

3. An' when I'm on a foreign shore,
   I'll think of my darlin' that I do adore.

4. There aint but one thing grieves me mind,
   To leave my wife an' child behind.

5. There aint but one thing that grieves me,
   An' that's me wife an' dear ba-bee.

6. An' as I stand on a foreign shore,
   I'll drink to me wife that I do adore.

7. Now I'm on a foreign strand,
   With a glass o' pisco in me hand.(Or any other drink)

8. I'll drink a glass to my own shore,
   I'll drink to the gal that I adore.

9. I'll tell you now, it ain't no lie,
   I'll love that gal until I die.

10.This cross you see at the bottom of the line,
   Is only to keep you in me mind.

11.Now we're homeward bound again,
   I'll soon be seeing Sarah Jane.

12.Oh, fare-ye-well, now fare-ye-well,
   Oh, fare-ye-well, I wish ye well.


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