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Kate Rusby Botany Bay Lyrics

Last updated: 04/16/2012 11:00:00 AM

Farewell to old England forever
Farewell to me sweetheart as well
Oh keep me child safe in your arms love
I need you like no words can tell

Too ra ly too ra ly adity
Too ra ly too ra ly ay
Too ra ly too ra ly adity
Sailing to Botany Bay

The captain that is our commander
He sails by the stars and the sun
If e'er well I live I'll return again
To me darling sweet kisses I'd run.

CHORUS

For seven long years he's transported
Seven long years and a day
Oh I wish I were drowned on the ocean bed
For they've taken my truelove away

CHORUS

If I had the wings of a turtle dove
I'd soar on me pinions and fly
I'd fly to the arms of me Polly love
And in her sweet bosom I'd lie.






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