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Thread #32539   Message #3093697
Posted By: GUEST,Linda Grippi
11-Feb-11 - 11:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Suvla Bay (Suda Bay) - Australian
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Suvla Bay (Suda Bay) - Australian
The lyrics that I remember my mother singing were slightly different from what has been written here. Here goes:

1. In an old Australian homestead with the roses round the door,
A girl received a letter from a far off distant shore.
With her mother's arms around her, she gave way to sobs and sighs,
And as she read the letter, the tears fell from her eyes.

CHORUS: Why do I weep? why do I cry?
My loves asleep, so far away.
He gave his life one April day,
And now he sleeps on Suvla Bay.

2. She joined a band of angels, underneath a cross of red,
To do her noble duty, to her lover who now lays dead.
There were many came to woo her, but were sadly turned away,
When she told them her sad story, of her love on Suvla Bay. CHORUS