The Natural Selection Australian Songbook

by Bush Gothic

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    Artfully presented album with old world gilt lettering and lyric booklet. Design by Dan Witton, original photography by Peter Tarasuik.

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Introduction 01:03
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True Blue 03:04
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Botany Bay 03:11
If I had wings If I had wings I'd fly to my honey love I'd fly to my honey love And in her arms And in her arms And in her arms I'd die And in her arms I'd die chorus Singing Toora-li Oora-li addidy Oora-li So take warning Or you'll join me You'll join me in Botany Bay Or you'll join me in Botany Bay chorus Now all you young dukies and duchessess Take warning from what I do say And mind all as your own as your touchesses Or you'll join me in Botany Bay
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Here's adieu to all judges and juries Justice and Old Bailey too Seven years you've transported my true love Seven years he's transported you know How harsh is his place of confinement That keeps him from his hearts delight Cold irons and chains all around him And a plank for his pillow at night At night If I had the wings of an eagle I'd soar on my pinions so high Slap bang to the arms of my Polly Of my Polly And in her soft bosom I'd lie If e'er I returned from the ocean It's scores of great riches I'll bring And its all for the sake of my Polly I'd cross the salt sea without fear Without fear
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Defiantly modern, achingly old, Bush Gothic sing and play what they like - there is no schism between classical and contemporary music and there is no hesitation in using Australian folk songs for artistic and cultural exploration. A collection of popular Australian folk songs, The Natural Selection Australian Songbook embraces the oldest of stories and caresses the most mournful of tales as Bush Gothic re-imagine songs of heartbreak and tragedy amongst convicts, desperate miners and criminal women. This album revels in the challenge of taking the unfashionable and making it beautiful again.

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released December 1, 2015

Jenny M. Thomas: vocal, piano, viola, violin
Dan Witton: double bass, backing vocal
Chris Lewis: drumkit, banjo-mandolin, backing vocal
The Lonely String Quartet
Rachel Johnston: cello
Jason Bunn: viola
Edward Antinov: violin
Sarah Curro: violin
Recorded at Newmarket Studios Melbourne 2015 by Dave McLuney
Mixing Engineer, Roy John at Crackle Studios
Mastered by Lachlan Carrick at Mosse Mastering
Produced by Roy John and Jenny M. Thomas

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Bush Gothic Melbourne, Australia

BBC Music Magazine - 5 STARS, World Music Albums of the year 2016,
fRoots Album of the Year 2016: Runner Up. Adelaide Fringe Festival Best Music Weekly Award 2017 & 2018. Defiantly modern, achingly old, Bush Gothic re-imagine songs of heartbreak and tragedy amongst convicts, desperate miners and criminal women. ... more

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