John Pounds - The Musical

song name

Convicts Song

Drum, drum follow the drum
Drum, drum they call us scum
Scum, scum follow the drum drum drum

For a loaf bread and a string of beans
We're sent to a land we have never seen
We're torn from our family's and it gives us pain.
Being told we're never be seeing them again

Drum, drum follow the drum
Drum, drum they call us scum
Scum, scum follow the drum drum drum

Tell me wy did my God ever give me breath?
for since I've been born it's been like death
I've had to steal every crumb of bread
And now I'nm in the ranks of the living dead

Drum, drum follow the drum
Drum, drum they call us scum
Scum, scum follow the drum drum drum

What will happen to my wife and kids?
For they will be punished for what I did
Now they will take me away on the evening tide
And I'll leave these shores with out my pride.

Drum, drum follow the drum
Drum, drum they call us scum
Scum, scum follow the drum drum drum

Now we're setting sail for Australia,
As a husband and a father I'm a failure
Only hard tuck and scurvy on the seven seas,
Then kangaroos and dust and aborigines

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