My beloved was taken ill he did not make it through
My 3 young boys are all i have now

We travelled cross the channel for promise of a better life
No such life was ours to be had

Our hunger was so great a loaf of bread I take
And soon the hands of law struck me down

The judge believed my boys were fit to strive alone
And hung a term of 7 years around my neck

In squalid filthy rank I travelled 4 months on the rough seas
Made only rougher by the hand of men

Sent to Hobart town to stare my sentence down
I worked all day as the settlers fortunes grew

My boys are young men now, my grief can not be told
Oh how I long to hold their face

This valley of death so cold and bitter
A lonely, sad, cold life for me here

But soon the sun shone and my unpaid work was done
I left these bitter walls a free woman

My heart once sorely closed opened once again
And so my story ends

A new path shines for me a future I can feel
Where happiness is somehow waiting for me

Lyrics submitted by LilyBear

Louise song meanings
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