Song [Of Britain’s Fair Daughters] [song, 15 October 1840]

[Editor: An untitled song, published in the Australasian Chronicle, 15 October 1840.]

Song.

Of Britain’s fair daughters, whose glory and fame
Have added a wreath to her time honoured name —
O give me the pride of the vast southern sea,
The youngest, the fairest — Australia for me!
The youngest, the fairest — Australia for me!

The Indies may boast of their wealth and their might,
But blood dims the lustre which they deem so bright;
The hero may win them — my choice still shall be,
The youngest, the fairest — Australia for me!
The youngest, the fairest — Australia for me!

And Canada mourns for the exiled and dead,
Who fought where the banner of liberty led;
The conflict was fatal — I turn then to thee,
The youngest, the fairest — Australia for me!
The youngest, the fairest — Australia for me!

They flatter the stranger with treasures untold,
And deck out their beauty in rubies and gold;
I scorn their allurements — my country shall be
The youngest, the fairest — Australia for me!
The youngest, the fairest — Australia for me!

Of Britain’s fair daughters, one worthy her name
Shall rival her greatness, succeed to her fame;
Shall inherit her empire — the realm of the sea —
The youngest, the fairest — Australia for me!
The youngest, the fairest — Australia for me!

“F.”



Source:
Australasian Chronicle (Sydney, NSW), 15 October 1840, p. 1

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