Sail Away

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Cheer Boys Cheer

1st Cheer Boys Cheer no more of idle sorrow Courage true hearts shall lead us on our way Hope points before and shows a bright tomorrow Let us forget the darkness of today Fare well England much as we may love thee: We’ll dry the tears that we have shed [before] Why should we weep to sail in search of fortune So farewell England farewell for evermore

Chorus Cheer Boys Cheer for Country mother Country Cheer Boys Cheer united heart & hand Cheer Boys Cheer there’s wealth for honest labour Cheer Boys Cheer for the new & happy Land

2nd Cheer Boys Cheer the steady breeze is blowing To float us freely o’er the oceans Breast The world will follow in the track we’re going The star of Empire glitters in the West Here we’ve had toil & little to reward it There shall plenty smile upon our pain Ours shall be the prairie & the Forest And boundless meadows ripe with golden grain


Vernon Lock Esq Sept 21st/55 Rob’t Thomson Sept 21st/55

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