Out in the Port Kembla Roads ,
Close by Wollongong city,
The merchant ships lay idly riding
While strikers kicked our lovely land.

Out in the Port Jackson Roads
Close to great Sydney city
All our ships lay idly riding
While unions tried to negotiate.

Out in the Newcastle Roads
Hard by great Newcastle city,
All the coal loaders lay idly riding
While strikers kicked our lovely land.

Out in the Moreton Bay Roads
Hard by tropical Brisbane city,
All the coastal tramps lay idly riding
While unions used their blackmail.

Stand up, stand up and be counted
In all the cities~and towns of Southland.
Let all our great shipping move freely,
While we get justice for all.

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