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source: From Melbourne Punch 1855
Tune: Ben Bolt

SITE SOURCE: Section 4. GOLD, EMIGRATION AND FREE SELECTION

Ben Bolt In Melbourne

Oh don’t you remember old Melbourne Ben Bolt
When gold diggings first were found out
When we’d five feet of mud on the wharves and the streets
And each night stick-ups roamed about
Oh those were the days I believe you Ben Bolt
When money could quickly be made
We might buy what we liked, in both market and store
For we couldn’t go wrong in a trade.