Far Away in AustraliaA popular song written in 1908, words by Charles Wilmott, music by Herman E. Darewski.  Sung by Dolores Keane. SheetMusic(pdf)

Sweetheart I'm bidding you fond farewell         / C / C /F / C /
I will be yours someday                                      / C / C / G7 / G7 /      
I'm bound for a new land, my fortune to try    / C / Em / F / C /
And I'm ready to sail away                                 / C / G7 / C /

     Far away in Australia                                      / C / C / Em / G7 /
     Soon will fate be kind                                     / C / Em / F /
     And I will be ready to welcome at last           / C / Em / F / C /
     The girl I left behind                                                / C / G7 / C /

"Oh, you can't leave me," this poor maid said
"I will not let you go"
"But I must leave you," he gently replied
"If only for a while, you know"

"Now in success or in failure
I will always be true,
And proudly each day in the land far away
I'll be building a home for you."

Daily she waits at the old cottage gate
Watching the whole day through
Then one day a message from over the sea
And I'm hoping these words are true

     Far away in Australia
     Now has come the time
     When I am ready to welcome at last
     The girl I left behind