Capo 2. [Intro] D [Verse 1] Dsus4 D Dsus4 D Come and listen for a moment, lads, G And hear me tell my tale. D A How across the sea from England G A I was condemned to sail. D Dsus4 D Now the jury found me guilty, G Then says the judge, says he, D A "Oh, for life, Jim Jones, I'm sending you G D Dsus4 Across the stormy sea. G But take a tip before you ship D Dsus4 D To join the iron gang. G Don't get too gay in Botany Bay, D Dsus4 D A Or else you'll surely hang. D Dsus4 D Or else you'll surely hang," says he. G "And after that, Jim Jones, D A It's high up upon the gallows tree G D The crows will pick your bones." [Verse 2] Dsus4 D Dsus4 D Well our ship was high upon the sea G when pirates came along, D A But the soldiers on our convict ship G A Were full five hundred strong. D Dsus4 D For they opened fire and somehow drove G That pirate ship away. D A But I'd rather have joined that pirate ship G D Dsus4 Than gone to Botany Bay. G With the storms ragin' round us, D Dsus4 D And the winds a-blowin' gales, G I'd rather have drowned in misery D Dsus4 D A Than gone to New South Wales. D Dsus4 D There's no time for mischief there, they say G remember that says they D A oh they'll flog the poaching out of you G D down there in Botany Bay [Verse 3] Dsus4 D Dsus4 D Now it's day and night and the irons clang, G And like poor galley slaves D A We toil and toil, and when we die G A Must fill dishonored graves, D Dsus4 D And it's by and by I'll slip my chains, G Well, into the bush I'll go D A And I'll join the brave bush rangers there, G D Dsus4 Jack Donohue and co. G And some dark night, when everything D Dsus4 D Is silent in the town G I'll shoot those tyrants one and all, D Dsus4 D A I'll gun the flogger down. D Dsus4 D Oh, I'll give the land a little shock, G Remember what I say, D A And they'll yet regret they've sent Jim Jones G D In chains to Botany Bay.