The Bonny Port of Sydney

Henry Lawson, 1905

      The lovely Port of Sydney
             Lies laughing to the sky,
      The bonny Port of Sydney,
             Where the ships of nations lie.
      You shall never see such beauty,
             Though you sail the wide world o'er,
      As the sunny Port of Sydney,
             As we see it from the Shore.

      The shades of night are falling
             On many ports of call,
      But the harbour lights of Sydney
             Are the grandest of them all;
      Such a city set in jewels
             Has ne'er been seen before
      As the harbour lights of Sydney
             As we see them from the Shore.

      I must sail for gloomy London,
             Where there are no harbour lights,
      Where no sun is seen in winter,
             And there are no starry nights;
      And the bonny port of Sydney —
             I may never see it more,
      But I'll always dream about it
             As we view it from North Shore.