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Thread #162780   Message #3876687
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
12-Sep-17 - 07:34 AM
Thread Name: Folksongs about journeys/travel
Subject: RE: Folksongs about journeys/travel
Ten Thousand Miles Away

From Wikipedia; A song about transportation to Australia, Ten Thousand Miles Away is attributed to Joseph B. Geoghegan. The lyrics as given in The Scottish Students' Song Book of 1897 are as follows:

Sing Ho! for a brave and a valiant bark, And a brisk and lively breeze,
A jovial crew and a Captain too, to carry me over the seas,
To carry me over the seas, my boys, To my true love so gay,
She has taken a trip on a gallant ship, Ten thousand miles away.

Refrain
So blow the winds, Heigh-ho; A roving I will go,
I'll stay no more on England's shore, So let the music play!
I'll start by the morning train, To cross the raging main,
For I'm on the move to my own true love, Ten thousand miles away.