The new dawn lights the eastern sky;
Night shades are lifted from the sea,
The Third Brigade with courage storm,
Thy wooded heights,
Australians tread Gallipoli.
The waves break on thy wave swept shores,
The breeze still blows across thy hills;
But crosses near and far abound,
A sight that deepest grief instils
Their graves lie on Gallipoli.
[For those brave hearts that died to show
Australia’s worth in this dread war,
The far off tears and sighs for those
Who sleep beneath the cannons roar
Thou still, shalt pay, Gallipoli.]*
Words: ‘Gallipoli’ (excerpt), Sydney Bolitho (1889-1919), 6thBattalion A.I.F.
* Third verse has been used in the standalone version and was not used in the full Symphony version.