Andre Rieu – Botany Bay Lyrics

Farewell to old England forever,

Farewell to my rum culls as well,

Farewell to the well-known Old Bailey

Where I once used to look such a swell.


Singing too-ral, li-ooral, li-addity,

Singing too-ral, li-ooral, li-ay,

Singing too-ral, li-ooral, li-addity,

Oh we’re bound for Botany Bay.

There’s the bosun (”boatswain” )and all the ship’s crew,

There’s the first- and the second-class passengers,

Knows what we poor convicts go through.

Oh had I the wings of a turtle-dove,

I’d soar on my pinions so high,

Slap bang to the arms of my Polly love,

And in her sweet presence I’d die.