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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.

PLEASE NOTE: This arrangement is NOT sold with a Duplication Master License. You must purchase one copy of the handbell score (at $3.50) for EACH performance folder you use. The percussion parts are bundled separately and you only need to purchase ONE copy of the percussion part; you may make copies of it as needed for the number of percussionists you use.

Bound for South Australia

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  • Instrumentation: 3-5 octaves handbells, with optional percussion
  • Key: D Major
  • Price per handbell score: $3.50 -- You must purchase one copy of the handbell score for EACH performance folder you use. Click the "Add to Cart" button and adjust the quantity in the Shopping Cart.
  • Price per percussion score: $3.50 -- You may purchase a single copy of the percussion part and make copies of it as needed for your percussionists.
Handbell Score:

Percussion Score: