Botany Bay (III)

DESCRIPTION: "Let us drink good health to our schemers above, Who at length have contrived from this land to remove Thieves, robbers...." who are sent to Botany Bay. The singer describes all the sorts of people who will be transported and hints at their life there
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (AndersonStory), from a broadside estimated to date from 1790
KEYWORDS: transportation crime punishment travel
REFERENCES (1 citation):
AndersonStory, pp. 8-10, "Botany Bay III" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #V27861
File: SAFS008

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