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  1. Cavvanbah

Lyrics

Are you there my Johnny boy?
Will you go to Tallow Beach?
Will you work the cedar trail?
Will you do as I beseech?

By the time I reached the camp
There were twenty men or more
Some had been to Jarman’s house
Others slept along the shore

As we worked the Skinner’s Shoot
Davy James could not be found
And we felled from dawn to dusk
My best friend had gone to ground

My love, you pushed me just too far
I’ve killed a man now I must run,
Far from Cavvanbah

When I lay my head to sleep
I was woken by a dream
I did flee from Tallow Beach
I could hear my true love scream

Came the dawn at Brunswick Heads
‘Fore I reached my humble home
And I saw upon my bed
My true love and Davy prone

My love you pushed me just too far
I’ve killed a man now I must run
Far from Cavvanbah

Are you there my Johnny Boy?
Will you go to Tallow Beach?
Will you work the cedar trail?
Will you do as I beseech?