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Once I got a foolish notion to cross that big wide ocean
The furure for me didn't look so bright
So I signed up with a tanker got on board and raised the anchor
Stood and watched the Golden Gate fade out of sight.

Nineteen days and nights we travelled through the stormy seas we battled
Till we land again Australia far away
Far from friends and San Francisco and the Miss I thought I miss so
Till I stepped ashore of Melbourne that first day.

But I met Melba from Melbourne she made my heart yearn
She made my tears flow like wine
She let me kiss her then made me miss her
Cause Melba could never be mine.

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So in love but couldn't get her cared so much I couldn't forget her
I fell in love just a little bit more and more
There I was just like I started all alone and broken hearted
I recall the day I left Australian shore.

I was standin' there and tryin' so hard to keep from cryin'
And the more I tried the more my tears would show
Then the south breeze seem to whisper
Hold her close and once more kiss her
It was hopeless so I turned away to go.

But I left Melba from Melbourne she made my heart yearn
She made my tears roll like wine
She wouldn't leave there I couldn't stay there
So Melba could never be mine.

(Melba could never be mine, Melba could never be mine...)



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