Outward Bound

To Melbourne Town we'll bid adieu

To Lovely Kate and black eyed Sue

Our anchor's weighed and our sailes unfurled

And we're bound to sail the watery world

And say we're outward bound

Hurrah we're outward bound

  

The wind it blows from the east north east

Our ship she sails nine knots at least

Our roaring guns we'll well supply

And while we've powder we'll never say die

And say we're outward bound

And say we're outward bound

  

And when we get to Malabar

Or some other port not quite so far

Our captain will our wants supply

And while we've grub we'll never say die

And say we're outward bound

And say we're outward bound

  

At last our captain comes on board

Our sails are bent, we're manned and stoired

The peter's hoisted at the fore

Goodbye to the girls we'll see no more

For we are homeward bound

For we are homeward bound

  

One day the man on the lookout

Proclaims a sail with a joyful shout

"Can you make her out?" "I think I can

She's a pilot standing out from the land

Hurrah, we're homeward bound

Hurrah, we're homeward bound

  

Now when we get to the Sandridge docks

The pretty young girls come down in flocks

One to the other you'll hear them say

"Here comes Jack with his ten months pay

I see you're homeward bound

  

And when we get to the Dog and Bell

It's there they've got good liquor to sell

In comes Mary with a smile

Saying, "Drink up, boys, it's worth your while

For you are homeward bound

For you are homeward bound

  

But when the money's all gone and spent

There's none to be borrowed and none to be lent

In comes Mary with a frown

Saying, Get up Jack, Let John sit down

I see you're outward bound

I see you're outward bound

  

Then poor old Jack must understand

There's ships in dock all wanting hands

So he goes on board as he did before

And bids adieu to his native shore

For he is outward bound

For he is outward bound