The Shores Of Australia

At the dawn of the day, well be sailing away to the shores of Australia

Im bidding farewell to the land of my youth and the home I love so well

To the mountains grand in my own fair land, Im bidding them all farewell

With an aching heart I bid them adieu. Tomorrow I sail far away

Oer the raging sea for to seek a home on the shores of Australia

     

So fare you well my darling Maryanne, we sail at the break of day

Oer the raging sea for to seek a home on the shores of Australia

   

Its not for the want of employment Im told. Its not for the want of pay

If fortune bright should shine over me and give me a glorious name

Our land may be poor but of this Im sure, were welcome wherever we go

At the dawn of the day, well be sailing away to the shores of Australia

  

And when we reach Fremantle town, its off to look for gold

Where men get rich and theres plenty of girls, or so I have been told

Where the heat and the sun wont bother me, Kalgoorlie well make our home

At the dawn of the day, well be sailing away to the shores of Australia