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Bound for South Australia
Traditional Sea Shanty
arr. by Alex Guebert

Bound for South Australia is a sea shanty, also known under such titles as Rolling King and South Australia. As an original worksong it was sung in a variety of trades, including being used by the wool and later the wheat traders who worked the clipper ships between Australian ports and London. In adapted form, it is now such a very popular song among folk music performers that it has been recorded by many artists and is included in many of today's song books.

Alex created this arrangement for the Spirit Bells of Concordia University Irvine's 2015 tour of Australia. It is scored for 3-5 octaves handbells and optional percussion.

"Bound for South Australia" is a Massed Ringing Selection for the 2018 Area 8 Festival and was a Massed Ringing Selection for the 2017 LA Metro Spring Ring.

Bound for South Australia


  • Instrumentation: 3-5 octaves handbells, with optional percussion
  • Key: D Major

    Available as:
  • Full Score (Individual License): $3.50 -- You must purchase one digital copy of the full score for each copy you use. Simply adjust the quantity in the Shopping Cart after clicking the "Add to Cart" button.
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    Filesize: 277 kb
  • Handbell Part (Individual License): $3.50 -- You must purchase one copy of the handbell part for EACH performance folder you use. Simply adjust the quantity in the Shopping Cart after clicking the "Add to Cart" button.
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    Filesize: 243 kb
  • Percussion Part (Reproducible): $3.50 -- You may purchase a single copy of the percussion part and make copies of it as needed for your percussionists.
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    Filesize: 114 kb
  • Bundle: $35.00 -- This bundle includes the full score, the handbell part (with permission to make up to 15 copies), and the percussion part. You only need to purchase one copy of the bundle.
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    Filesize: 626 kb

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