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Ten Thousand Miles Away

Lyrics courtesy of www.sailorsongs.com

Sing ho for a brave and a gallant ship And a fast and favoring breeze
With a bully crew and a captain to To carry me over the seas
To carry me over the seas me boys To my true love far away
For I'm taking a trip on a Government ship Ten thousand miles away

 Chorus after each verse


Then blow, ye winds and blow and a roving I will go

I'll stay no more on England's shore To hear sweet music play

For I'm on the move to me own true love Ten thousand miles away

My true love was beautiful  And my true love was gay

But she's taken a trip on a Government ship Bound out to Botany Bay

Bound out to Botany Bay my boys And though she's far away

I'll never forget me own true love Ten thousand miles away


Oh it was a summer's morning When last I saw my Meg

She'd a Government band around each hand

And another one round her leg

Oh another one round her leg my boys As the big ship left the bay

Adieu she says "remember me Ten thousand miles away"


I wish I was a bosun bold Or a sailor without fear

I'd man a boat and away I'd float

And straight for me true love steer

And straight for me true love steer my boys

Where the whales and dolphins play

Where the whales and sharks are having their larks

Ten thousand miles away

Oh, the sun may shine through the London fog

Or the river run quite clear

Or the ocean brine turn into wine

Or I forget my beer

Or I forget my beer my 'boys

Or the landlord's quarter pay

But I'll never forget me own true love

Ten thousand miles away

Lyrics courtesy of www.sailorsongs.com

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