The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9340   Message #60258
Posted By: SeanM
25-Feb-99 - 05:01 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Shores of Botany Bay (Makem & Clancy)
Subject: RE: Botany Bay as done by Makem & Clancy
I've also heard (and seen/sung) a version where the chorus reads: 'Farewell to your gangers and your gangplanks', with the rest the same... It was explained that this was also part of the fight for better working hours, as the 'gangs' were apparently low skilled, lower payed workers brought in to do work regardless of the length of shift or quality needed.