Australia

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a song about young Irish tradesmen going to find work in Australia

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Work dry in these empty towns, whispered tales of heading south
Hopes of thousands of brothers, all lost and Australia bound
Headed for sunny shores, headed for that golden coast
Away to find them a livin', all lost and Australia bound

And it's Eire's setting sun, that rises on Australian plains
Cast in scorched red earth, chained by sweat and dust
Men of fiery mines, awaken on the great unknown
For hopes of thousands of brothers were lost, now Australia bound

Australia rises
Young hearts of Ireland
On the horizon
Australia's rising

Brothers are headed, away from Irish Shores
Night sets in upon the arid plains
Oceans veiled by clearest skies cast far beyond
where hopes of thousands of brothers were lost, now Australia bound

Australia rises
Young hearts of Ireland
On the horizon
Australia's Rising

Enda O'Reilly

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from Australia, released July 22, 2013
Enda O'Reilly - Vocals, Guitar
Natan Rodgers - Bass Guitar
Christopher Ryan - Drums
Lauren Montgomery - Flute
Written By Enda O'Reilly
Recording/Mix Engineer - Christopher Ryan
Producer - Enda O'Reilly

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island Belfast, UK

Island were a folk three-piece from Belfast.

Island consisted of E.J. O'Reilly on guitar and vocals; Nathan Rodgers on bass and Chris Ryan on drums. All songs written by E.J. O'Reilly

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