Bound For South Australia - Concert Band

By: trad.
For: Concert band / wind band
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Composer
trad.
Year of composition
1700
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2007
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Other
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"In South Australia, I was born Heave away, haul away South Australia round Cape Horn We’re bound for South Australia

Heave away, you rolling king Heave away, haul away Heave away, oh hear me sing We’re bound for South Australia"

"Bound for South Australia" or "South Australia" is a sea shanty used by the wool traders who worked the clipper ships between Australian ports and London.

This traditional tune is well known as a farewell song, sung at the docks as the big ships were leaving.

The song has two distinct parts: The "Shanty" and "Halyard". This is a short arrangement for Concert Band. I also used this tune in my "Australian Folksong Medley No. 2" for concert band.

If you use this arrangement, let me know how it goes. The MP3 was recorded with NotePerformer…

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