Sixteen Thousand Miles From Home

from by Bush Gothic

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

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

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Natural Selection Australian Songbook via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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I'm Sixteen thousand miles from home
And my heart is fairly aching
To think that I should humble so
To come out here stone breaking


With my hooral-dooral diddy falloral
Diddy Falloral Dee-i-do
Ooral-dooral diddy falloral
Diddy falloral dee-i

Bad luck then to my Mum and Dad
Who reared me up so lazy
With a silver spoon I'm a regular loon
With hunger I'm very near crazy


I'll go and list the army
I'll go and list the rifle
And if i get shot I'll forget the lot
All hunger and all trifle



from The Natural Selection Australian Songbook, released December 1, 2015
Jenny M. Thomas: vocal, piano
Dan Witton: double-bass, baking vocal
Chris Lewis: drum-kit, backing vocal
Sarah Curro: violin
Ed Antinov: violin
Jason Bunn: viola
Rachel Johnston: cello



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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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