Botany Bay

This is an old Australian folk tune, about a prisoner sent from England to Botany Bay, in Australia. It should be played at a steady speed, with a C harmonica.

Here are the notes:

6B 5B 6B 6B 4D 5D 5D 5B 4D 4B

6B 5B 6B 7B 5D 6D 7B 6B

6B 7B 7D 7B 8D 7B 6D 6B 5B 4B

4B 4D 5B 6B 6B 4D 5D 5B 4B

Here is the tune, at full speed.


Here is a slower midi version of the tune

For those who can read music, here is the score.

Finally here is the backing, without the harmonica, at medium speed


and at full speed


Use these backings for your own performances.