Rolling King

Rolling King

Traditional - Lyrics from Songs of American Sailormen, by Joanna Colcord


South Australia is my home,
Heave away, heave away!
South Australia is my home,
I'm bound for South Australia!

Heave away, heave away, Heave away, you rolling king,
I'm bound for South Australia!


There ain't but the one thing grieves my mind,
To leave my wife and child behind.

My wife is standing on the quay;
The tears do start as she waves to me.

Now fare you well and fare you well;
Now fare you well, I wish you well.