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Grey Wolf Tune/Chords Req: Botany Bay (5) Lyr/Chords Add: BOTANY BAY (from Kate Rusby) 01 Feb 00

This is the version Kate Rusby sings, but as Brendy says, there are several others with the same title.

A                     D              A
Farewell to old England forever
       D             A                   E
Farewell to me sweetheart as well
       A                   D                A
Oh, keep me child safe in your arms-oh
  D                  E                   A
I need you like no words can tell

                 D              A
 Too ra lie, ooh ra lie, add a tee
 D             A              E
 Too ra lie, ooh ra lie, ay
 A             D              A
 Too ra lie, ooh ra lie, add a tee
       D           E          A
 I'm sailing to Botany Bay

The captain, he is our commander
He sails by the stars and the sun
If 'er while I live I return again
To my darling's sweet kisses I'd run

For seven long years I'm transported
For seven long years and a day
Oh, I wish I were drowned on the ocean bed
For they've taken my true love away

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


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