Image by By Russell Watkins/Department for International Development, CC BY 2.0.
A song about the plight of refugees, asylum seekers, wanting to find sanctuary in Australia, by Marianne Tozer and Lyndon Piddington, with further arrangement by Doug McPherson. The song is offered in two keys, Em and Fm. Fm is probably the best key for singing this song. The Em version might usefully be used by guitarists, using a capo on the 1st fret. Versions 1.7 and 1.9 are virtually identical; the main difference is that the tenor part is written in bass clef in 1.7, and tenor clef in 1.9. 1.9 is better formatted, with a larger font where possible, and is also offered in a cropped format, with the potential for a larger printout. Look for a print setting that says, “Fit”, or “Fit to printer margins”.
This song is part of the Illawarra Union Singers’ repertoire.
Sheet Music: All .pdf Format
Practice Tracks (All in Fm)
Here is the sheet music in .jpg format, firstly in Fm:
And, a performance, led by Sarah Lambert at the Thirroul Railway Institute hall in 2014.