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Music of the-Waters.               49
Solo.—Oh! seven long years I courted Sally, I mean to marry Sally Brown. Oh ! seven long years I courted Sally. . Chorus.—Way! heigh ! &c.
The last verse resembles the other version somewhat. The verses are not at all times consistent with the next song, also a capstan one, and they are too numerous to quote in full.
I give the melody as I got it from a coloured seaman at the " Home/' together with a verbatim copy of his verses :—
-South Australia is my native home, -Heave away ! Heave away! -South Australia, &c. -I am bound to South Australia,
Heave away ! Heave away !
Heave away, you ruler king,
I am bound to South Australia. -There ain't but the one thing grieves my mind, -Heave, &c.
-To leave my dear wife and child behind. -I am bound, &c. -I see my wife standing on the quay,
The tears do start as she waves to me.

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