“The Bright Shades of Blue”


The convict recalls leaving Britain in chains, saying, "I'd left all my joys in those bright shades of blue." Once in Australia, he prospers, and at last returns to Britain -- to find that he misses Australia. He is old and alone far from his new home


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 136-137, "The Bright Shades of Blue" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA136


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Found in: Australia