“The Shores of Botany Bay”


"Oh, I'm on my way down to the quay, Where a big ship now does lay...." When the singer's boss tells him he will have to work harder to keep his job, Pat gives it up and heads for Australia. He rejoices to get away from brickwork.


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 271-272, "The Shores of Botany Bay" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA271


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Found in: Australia