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The Pommy's Lament

All Around Down Under, 1989

Hoorah for good old England, we'll soon be going there
This awful life and hungry strife we can no longer bear
We were pitched into the back blocks, we might just as well've been dead
A chaff bag for our pillow and the ground our featherbed

We lived on tea and damper and sometimes kangaroo
Daytimes we were scorched to death, the night times frozen blue
But now at last we see a chance at getting from this hole
Hoorah for good old England where they're dishing out the dough

You whinging lot of bastards, no bloody guts you got
I hope the bloody boat goes down and drowns the bloody lot
Since you've been out in Aussie you've done nothing else but moan
You're just a whinging lot of bastards and you should have stayed at home

You thought you'd pick up nuggets in our bloody creeks
You thought you'd pick up sovereigns in our bloody streets
You thought you'd make your fortune after being out here a day
You're just a whinging lot of bastards and you should have stayed away

Oh! I say, steady on, old chap!

Transcribed from the singing of Danny Spooner by Garry Gillard.


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