Moreton Bay (Live at the Sydney Opera House, Australia - November 1977)

John Denver1999年3月21日

歌詞

Moreton Bay (Live) - John Denver

 

One sunday morning as I was walking

By brisbane waters I chance to stray

 

I heard a convict his fait bewhaling

As on the sunny riverbank he lay

 

I am a native of erin ireland

But banished now from my native shore

 

They stole me from my independence

 

And from the maiden whom I do adore

 

I've been a prisoner at port macquarie

 

At norfolk island and emu plains

 

At castle ule and curstune garbby

At all these settlements I've been enchained

 

But of all places of condemnation

And penal stations in new south wales

 

To moreton bay I have found no equal

Excessive tyranny each day prevails

 

For three long years I was beastly treated

And heavy irons on my legs I wore

 

My back from flogging was lacerated

And oft times covered with my crimson gore

 

And many a man from downright starvation

Lies smouldering now beneath the cave

 

And captain logan he had us mangled

On the triangles of moreton bay

 

Like the egyptians and ancient hebrews

We were oppressed under logan's yoh

Till a native black lying bare and ambush

Did deal out tyrant with his mortal stroke

My fellow prisoners be exhilerated

Let all such monsters like death shall find

 

And when from bondage we're extricated

Our former suffering shall will fade from mind

 

One sunday morning as I was walking

 

By brisbane waters I chance to stray

 

I heard a convict his fait bewhaling

 

As on the sunny riverbank he lay

 

***歌詞來自第三方***