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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Beautifully presented digi-pak compact disc with a multi page booklet featuring subversive cross stitch artwork by Jenny M. Thomas and photography by John Laurie. Design by Russel Bradley

    Includes unlimited streaming of Bush Gothic via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Considered a traditional Australian song, was actually written for a musical in England!

lyrics

Farewell to old England Forever. Farewell to my rumskulls as well. Farewell to the well known Old Bailey. Where I used for to have such a swell.

Singing toorali-oorali adiity. Singing toorali oorali-ay. Toorali-oorali adiity. We're bound for Botany Bay.

Taint leavin old England we cares about. Taint cause we misspells what we knows. And just because all you light fingered gentry, ops around with a log on your toes.

Singing toorali-oorali adiity. Singing toorali oorali-ay. Toorali-oorali adiity. We're bound for Botany Bay.

Singing toorali-oorali adiity. Toorali oorali-ay. Toorali-oorali adiity. We're bound for Botany Bay.

So take warning.
If I had the wings of a turtle dove. I'd soar on my pinions so high. Slap bang into the arms of my honey love and in her sweet presence I'd die.

Toorali-oorali adiity. Toorali oorali-ay. Toorali-oorali adiity. We're bound for Botany Bay.

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from Bush Gothic, released August 1, 2011
Trad. Arranged J.Tomas

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Bush Gothic Melbourne, Australia

Rebellious Australian Tradition 'The Natural Selection Australian Songbook': BBC Music Magazine -
5 STARS & World Music Albums of the year 2016.
fRoots Album of the Year 2016: Runner Up. 'Genius' -Lucky Oceans, ABC Radio National. Defiantly modern, achingly old, Bush Gothic re-imagine songs of heartbreak and tragedy amongst convicts, desperate miners and criminal women.
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