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The Shores of Botany Bay – The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
Tab’d by wompton

Make sure to hit that D at the end of each section just a second before going into the next.

[CHORUS]
G                           Em          C                  G
Farewell to your bricks and mortar, farewell to your dirty lime
                          Em                         A7                 D              
Farewell to your gangways and your gangplanks and to hell with your overtime
        G              Em        C            G
For the good ship Raggamuffin is lying at the quay
       Em                                                                 D
For to take old Pat with a shovel on his back to the shores of Botany Bay


[VERSE 1]
G                  Em                     C              G
I'm on my way down to the quay, where the ship at anchor lay
                     Em                A7           D              
To command a gang of navvies that they told me to engage
  G                    Em        C              G
I thought I would stop in awhile before I went away
       Em                                                          D
For to take a trip on an emigrant ship to the shores of Botany Bay

[CHORUS]
G                           Em          C                  G
Farewell to your bricks and mortar, farewell to your dirty lime
                          Em                         A7                 D              
Farewell to your gangways and your gangplanks and to hell with your overtime
        G              Em        C            G
For the good ship Raggamuffin is lying at the quay
       Em                                                                D
For to take old Pat with a shovel on his back to the shores of Botany Bay


[VERSE 2]
G                      Em             C              G
The boss comes up this morning and he says to me "hello
                      Em                  A7                  D              
If you don't mix your mortar right, I'm afraid you'll have to go"
      G              Em         C               G
Well, since he did insult me, I demanded all my pay
      Em                                                                D
And I told him straight I was gonna emigrate to the shores of Botany Bay

[CHORUS]
G                           Em          C                  G
Farewell to your bricks and mortar, farewell to your dirty lime
                          Em                         A7                 D              
Farewell to your gangways and your gangplanks and to hell with your overtime
        G              Em        C            G
For the good ship Raggamuffin is lying at the quay
       Em                                                                D
For to take old Pat with a shovel on his back to the shores of Botany Bay


[VERSE 3] 
G                   Em           C              G
And when I reach Australia, I'll go and dig for gold
                             Em            A7             D              
There's plenty there for the digging up or so I have been told
   G                 Em                C                   G
Or else I'll go back to my trade and a hundred bricks I'll lay
      Em                                                                D
Eight bob I'll lift for an eight hour shift on the shores of Botany Bay

[CHORUS]
G                           Em          C                  G
Farewell to your bricks and mortar, farewell to your dirty lime
                          Em                         A7                 D              
Farewell to your gangways and your gangplanks and to hell with your overtime
        G              Em        C            G
For the good ship Raggamuffin is lying at the quay
       Em                                                                D      G
For to take old Pat with a shovel on his back to the shores of Botany Bay

            
            
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