Ten Thousand Miles Away

Track 10 of “Greatest Australian Songs Volume 2” DVD.
Available at stringybark.com – order at sales@stringybark.com “Ten Thousand Miles Away” – a tongue-in-cheek satire about the grim reality of the hell of convict transportation to Australia that started in 1788 and lasted until the 1840’s. Note the use of the convict slang for handcuffs and leg-irons –government chains! The teller of this tale is heartbroken to see his true-love Meg, sail away “she’s taking a trip on a government ship, ten thousand miles away”…

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