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Botany Bay

First line:
Farewell to old England for ever
author of text

This song is thought to have been written by members of The Gaiety Theatre Company in London and Brisbane. The song describes the transport of British convicts across to Australia via ship and the awful conditions encountered. We had this song arranged for our trip to Australia in 2012.

from notes by The King's Singers © 2014


Studio Master: SIGCD393Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 8 on SIGCD393 [3'09] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD393 track 8

Recording date
28 March 2014
Recording venue
Dennington Studios, Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Adam Goldsmith
Hyperion usage
  1. Postcards (SIGCD393)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: October 2014
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