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Botany Bay

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Farewell to your bricks and mortar, farewell to your dirty lies
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Farewell to your gangers and gang planks, and to hell with your overtime.
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For the good ship Ragamuffin she's lying at the quay
for to take oul Pat with a shovel on his back
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To the shores of Botany Bay.

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1. I'm on my way down to the quay where the ship at anchor lays
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to command a gang of navvys that they told me to engage.
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I thought I'd drop in for a drink before I went away
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for to take a trip on an emigrant ship to the shores of Botany Bay.
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2. The boss came up this morning, he says: ``Well, Pat you know,
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if you don't get your navvys out, I'm afraid you have to go.'' 
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So I asked him for me wages and demanded all my pay,
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for I told him straight: ``I'm going to emigrate to the shores of Botany Bay.''
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3. And when I reach Australia I'll go and look for gold,
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there's plenty there for the digging of, or so I have been told.
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Or else I'll go back to my trade and a hundred bricks I'll lay,
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because I live for an eight-hour shift on the shores of Botany Bay.

Worte und Weise: Molly Maguire, Irland.