Far Away in Australia


Sweetheart Im bidding you fond farewell,

I will be yours some day.

Im bound for a new land my fortune to try,

And I'm ready to sail away.


Far away in Australia, soon will fate be kind,

And I will be ready to welcome at last the girl I left behind


Oh, you can't leave me, this poor maiden said,

I will not let you go.

"But I must leave you, he gently replied,

If for only a while, you know.


Now in success or in failure,

I will always be true,

And proudly each day in the land far away

Ill be building a home for you.


Daily she waits at the old cottage gate,

Watching the whole day through,

Then one day a message from over the sea,

And Im hoping these words are true.


Far away in Australia, now has come the time,

When I am ready to welcome at last

the girl I left behind.