South Australia is apparently the dryest state in the dryest inhabited continent on Earth. It's floral and faunal emblems are the exciting duo of the white backed magpie (also known as the piping shrike) and the Sturt Desert Pea. Unlike New South Wales, South Australia was not settled by convicts, but by the South Australia Company.

Traditional, from the Pogues' album If I Should Fall from Grace with God, (1988). I'm sure there are n+1 different versions floating around in the world.

This is a sea chanty, so the italicized parts are where everybody chimes in and the rest is Terry Woods (I think) howling all by himself.


In South Australia I was born
    Heave away, haul away
In South Australia 'round Cape Horn
    We're bound for South Australia

    Haul away you rolling king
        Heave away, haul away
    Haul away, you'll hear me sing
        We're bound for South Australia


As I walked out one morning fair
    Heave away, haul away
'Twas there I met Miss Nancy Blair
    We're bound for South Australia

    Haul away you rolling king
        Heave away, haul away
    Haul away, you'll hear me sing
        We're bound for South Australia


There's just one thing that's on my mind
    Heave away, haul away
That's leaving Nancy Blair behind
    We're bound for South Australia

(instrumental break, screams, rebel yells, etc.)

And as we wallop 'round Cape Horn
    Heave away, haul away
You'll wish to God you'd never been born
    We're bound for South Australia

    Haul away you rolling king
        Heave away, haul away
    Haul away, you'll hear me sing
        We're bound for South Australia


In South Australia I was born
    Heave away, haul away
In South Australia 'round Cape Horn
    We're bound for South Australia

    Haul away you rolling king
        Heave away, haul away
    Haul away, you'll hear me sing
        We're bound for South Australia


    Haul away you rolling king
        Heave away, haul away
    Haul away, you'll hear me sing
        We're bound for South Australia

Abbreviation: SA
Capital city: Adelaide
Borders: Western Australia; Northern Territory; Queensland; New South Wales; Victoria
License plate motto: The Festival State; The Creative State; The Defence State; Gateway to the Outback; The Rose State; The Wine State
Nickname of inhabitants: Crow-Eaters

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