(Air: “Belle Mahone.”)
AT River Bend, in New South Wales,
Chorus: Sweet Belle Mahone, &c.
In the burning sand we pine,
Land of snakes and cockatoos,
“River Bend.”—This song certainly cannot boast of antiquity, as it is a parody on a recent sentimental song, but so many correspondents sent it in that it was decided to include it. Perhaps it is to its obvious sincerity of sentiment that it owes its popularity.
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