Botany Bay lyrics and chords

The chords to Botany Bay are presented in the key of G. The lyrics are abut an Irish labourer who is dreaming of emigrating to Australia where he will dig for gold.

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G 
Farewell to your bricks and  
Em 
mortar, 
 
fare
C 
well to your dirty  
G 
lies
 
Farewell to your gangers  
Em 
and gang planks
 
And to  
A7 
hell with your  
D 
overtime
 
For the  
G 
good ship Raga
Em 
muffin is  
C 
lying at the  
G 
quay
 
To  
Em 
take young Pat with his shovel on his back
Em 
To the shores of Botany Bay

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The boss came up this morning, he says “Well, Pat you know
If you don’t get your navvys out, I’m afraid you’ll have to go”
So I asked him for my wages and demanded all my pay
For I told him straight I would emigrate to the shores of Botany Bay

And when I reach Australia I’ll go in search for gold
There’s plenty there for digging or so I have been told
Or else I’ll go back to my trade and a hundred bricks I’ll lay
Because I live for an eight hour shift on the shores of Botany Bay

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[G]Farewell to your bricks and [Em]mortar, fare[C]well to your dirty [G]lies
Farewell to your gangers [Em]and gang planks
And to [A7]hell with your [D]overtime
For the [G]good ship Raga[Em]muffin is [C]lying at the [G]quay
To [Em]take young Pat with his shovel on his back
[Em]To the shores of Botany Bay

The boss came up this morning, he says “Well, Pat you know
If you don’t get your navvys out, I’m afraid you’ll have to go”
So I asked him for my wages and demanded all my pay
For I told him straight I would emigrate to the shores of Botany Bay

And when I reach Australia I’ll go in search for gold
There’s plenty there for digging or so I have been told
Or else I’ll go back to my trade and a hundred bricks I’ll lay
Because I live for an eight hour shift on the shores of Botany Bay

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