Hateful Eight

Jim Jones at Botany Bay


Oh Glisten for a moment lads and Amihear me tell my Emitale
How Co'er the sea from GEngland's shore I Amiwas compelled to Emisail
The Cjury says he Gguilty sir and the Amihanging judge says Emihe
For Amilife Jim Jones I'm Emisending you Amiacross the stormy Emisea

And take my tip before you ship to join the iron gang
Don't be too gay at Botany Bay or else you'll surely hang
Or else you'll surely hang he says and after that Jim Jones
It's high upon the gallows tree the crows will pick your bones

You'll have no chance for mischief there remember what I say
They'll flog the poaching out of you out there at Botany Bay
The waves were high upon the sea the wind blew up in gales
I'd rather have drowned in misery than come to New South Wales

The winds blew high upon the sea and the pirates came along
But the soldiers on our convict ship were full five hundred strong
They opened fire and somehow drove that pirate ship away
I'd rather joined that pirate ship than come to Botany Bay

For night and day the irons clang and like poor galley slaves
We toil and toil and when we die must fill dishonored graves
But bye and bye I'll break my chains into the bush I'll go
And join the bold bushrangers there Jack Donahoo and Co

And some dark night when everything is silent in this town
I'll kill the tyrants one by one and shoot the floggers down
I'll give the law a little shock remember what I say
They'll yet regret they sent Jim Jones in chains to Botany Bay