Songs
Burgess the Bushranger
On Top of the World

Burgess:

Keefe:

Burgess:

Keefe:
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(Chorus)
Burgess:
Julie/Masie:
B/K:
Burgess:
All:

Burgess:

Keefe:

Burgess:

Keefe:
B/K:
 
(Chorus)
Burgess:
Julie/Masie:
B/K:
Burgess:
All:
 
(Tag)
Julie:
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London is a grey town
the fogs are getting worse.
The poor are working harder
to fill their empty purse.
If you should rob a top hat
to cure your misery,
You're sent across the ocean
and here they set you free!
 

Down under, I'm on top of the world!
Top of the world!
Top of the world!
Down under, I'm on top of the world.
We're all on top of the world.

They say we can't go back soon,
we're stuck for many years.
But here the sun is shining
and there's no call for tears.
There's riches all around you,
just open up your arms
and fill them up with money . . .
surrender to its charms!
 

Down under, I'm on top of the world!
top of the world!
top of the world!
Down under, I'm on top of the world.
We're all on top of the world.

 
I'm on top!
I'm on top!
I'm on top!
We're all on top!
Down under, we're on top of the world!
We're all on top of the world!
When I Was Young

When I was young the world stretched out before me
I had the chance to lead a better life.
I could have been a master cabinet maker
showing off the grain of polished wood;
I could have been a mason working stone
chipping out a life in solid rock.
 
When I was young my heart was longing for you
I had the chance to win you for myself.
I could have shown you I was worth your love
by holding out against your father's wrath;
I could have helped you get through every day
by being there and giving you my hand.
 
Now I'm older I see what went wrong
I lost the chance to love and marry you.
I could have mastered my deluded pride
and given birth to life, not snuft it out;
I could have brought us both to happiness.
Now there's no way to cure my misery.

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