You've heard about the great Susie Maroney
Australians feel proud at the mention of her name
The first to swim from Cuba to the U.S.
She's in her prime and in the hall of fame.
It has been said that they make them tough in Sydney
But Susie is the toughest one of all
In centuries from now sporting historians
The greatness of her great swim will recall.
You've heard of the Aussie swimmer Kieren Perkins
In news headlines of his feats we were told
But he has never swam from Cuba to Florida
Although in pool he's won olympic gold.
When Susie Maroney swam from Cuba to Florida
Such fearlessnes and courage she displayed
She's been feted in the U.S. and Australia
And she's been worthy of each accolade.
In centuries from now she'll be remembered
She did what never had been done before
She swam the ocean all the way from Cuba
And made it safely to the U.S. shore.
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