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Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly

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KELLYS, BYRNE AND HART
LONNIGAN'S WIDOW
NED KELLY'S FAREWELL TO GRETA.
POOR NED


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Subject: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: Kathryn
Date: 31 May 07 - 02:53 PM

Hi, friends,
I am in need of these lyrics. The song is by Slim Dusty. I have an old recording but can barely hear much less understand the words...
Thanks in advance, Kathryn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: GUEST,Black Hawk unlogged
Date: 31 May 07 - 03:01 PM

I have a recording of this - I am going out now but if no-one else posts these, send me a PM with email address & I will send an MP3 for you :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 May 07 - 04:38 PM

Black Hawk, if you can transcribe what you have, that would be great. The saga of Ned Kelly is an interesting one.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: GUEST,Black Hawk unlogged
Date: 31 May 07 - 07:15 PM

Hi Joe,

I am up to my ears in work but will post the lyrics in the next few days - promise.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: Kathryn
Date: 31 May 07 - 10:33 PM

Thanks so much. I appreciate the help.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GAME AS NED KELLY (from Slim Dusty)
From: Black Hawk
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 10:42 AM

GAME AS NED KELLY
as sung by Slim Dusty

There's a name that Australia will never forget
The best known Australian I'd sure like to bet
Though granted its owner dishonoured his name
Theres one thing for certain Ned Kelly was game

chorus
Game as Ned Kelly the people would say
Game as Ned Kelly they say it today


Oh great was their fame when the Kelly Boys rode
Those daring bush rangers with no fixed abode
They laughed at the law a big price on their head
The troopers could never catch up with wild Ned
chorus

They stuck up the stations but never were caught
But everyone reckoned that Ned was a sport
They captured a township those bush rangers bold
Then off to the ranges they rode with the gold
chorus

But at last at Glenrowan the Kelly gang fell
While fighting for life from the burning hotel
When out came Ned Kelly still blazing away
Till wounded by troopers he fell in the fray
chorus

And so to the gallows the outlaw was led
Now die like a Kelly his mother had said
A fate such is life the bold bush ranger sighed
The trap door sprang open and Ned Kelly died
chorus

And so young Australians take heed of this song
Be game as you like but don't do any wrong
Remember the warning that crime doesn't pay
Remember Ned Kelly and walk the straight way
chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: Black Hawk
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 10:53 AM

Got Johnny Cash's version (Ned Kelly)as well somewhere if you want it Joe.

Also, Tex Mortons - 'The Ned Kelly Song'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: Kathryn
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 11:05 AM

Thanks so much!! This will do me for now. I would love to get more Ned Kelly songs, but need to at least hear them first... Hate making up a tune...

I love mudcat.

Kathryn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: GUEST,Black Hawk unlogged
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 11:19 AM

Kathryn - PM yer email & I'll send you an MP3 (or all 3) :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Jun 07 - 04:04 AM

Black Hawk, you'll notice in the crosslinks up top that we have a number of Ned Kelly songs. If you have more, please post them.
Thanks.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 02 Jun 07 - 05:09 AM

G'day Kathryn and all,

My topic for the Bush Music Club's "Beer & Cheese Night" - a themed singaround we cuurently hold on the first Friday night of each month - was Bushrangers.

One of the books I suggested to singers was a little booklet, first published as a bundle of "Bushwhacker Broadsides" in 1955 in commemoration of the 75 anniversary of Ned's death: Six Authentic Songs from the Kelly Country. The songs are all collected in the early days of the 'Australian Folk Revival' by pioneer Australian collector John Meredith. The songs are:

The Bold K---ly G--G (Bushwhacker Broadside No. 9)
Farewell to Greta (Bushwhacker Broadside No. 11)
Kelly was their Captain (Bushwhacker Broadside No. 12)
The Kellys, Byrne and Hart(Bushwhacker Broadside No. 13)
Stringybark Creek (Bushwhacker Broadside No. 14) and
Ye Sons of Australia (Bushwhacker Broadside No. 15)

From the links above the thread, I only see three of these six songs, which all have good local pedigrees.
I'll check from other angles - and post the ones not yet in the Mudcat / DT fold ... some time!

Regards,

Bob


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Subject: Lyr Add: KELLY WAS THEIR CAPTAIN
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 02 Jun 07 - 10:01 AM

KELLY WAS THEIR CAPTAIN

collected from Bill Shawcross, Lithgow

Come all you wild colonial boys, and attention to me pay,
For in my song I will unfold the truth without delay.
'Twas of a famous outlawed band that roamed this country round,
Ned Kelly was their captain and no better could be found.

But the Governor of Victoria was an enemy of this man,
And a warrant he likewise put out to take his brother Dan.
But alas, one day, some troopers came, young Dan to apprehend,
And he like a tiger stood at bay, his mother to defend.

Five hundred pounds reward was made for Ned, where'er he was found,
And from place to place was hunted as if he was a hound.
Now driven to desperation to the bush brave Ned did take,
With Dan, Steve Hart and brave Joe Byrne, all for his mother's sake.

And although they deemed them outlaws, brave men they proved to be,
And vengeance ranked in every breast for Kelly's misery.
They burned his mother's vine-clad hut, which caused his heart to yearn,
And angered his companions, Dan, Steve Hart and brave Joe Byrne.

One day as Ned and his comrades in ambush were concealed,
They spied three mounted troopers and their presence did reveal.
They called to them, "Surrender!" These words to them he said -
"Resist a man amongst you and I'll surely shoot you dead."

Now Kennedy, Scanlon and Lonergan, in death were lying low,
When Ned amongst them recognised his old and vitr'ous foe:
Then thoughts came of his mother with a baby at her breast,
And it filled his heart with anger, and the country knows the rest.

It was at the Wombat Ranges where Ned Kelly made his haunt,
And all those Victorian troopers at that name would surely daunt;
For months they lay in ambush until finally were betrayed,
By traitor Aaron Sherritt, and his life the treachery paid.

It was at the Glenrowan station where the conflict raged severe,
When more than fifty policemen at the scene then did appear.
No credit to their bravery, no credit to their name,
Ned Kelly terrified them all and put their blood to shame.

AIr given - "Wild Colonial Boy"

Bushwhacker Broadside no. 12.


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Subject: Lyr Add: YE SONS OF AUSTRALIA
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 02 Jun 07 - 10:36 AM

found at Bushrangers in song

Several verses have been corrected to show the text published in "Six authentic songs from the Kelly Country"

The original verses are below.
.................................

YE SONS OF AUSTRALIA -

Ye sons of Australia forget not your braves,
Bring the wild forest flowers to strew o'er your graves.
Of the four daring outlaws whose race it is run,
And place on their tombs the wild laurels they've won.

On the banks of Euroa they made their first rush,
They cleared out at Coppies, then steered through the bush,
Black trackers and troopers soon did them pursue
But cast out their anchor when near them they drew.

The daring Kate Kelly how noble her mien
As she sat on her horse like an Amazon queen,
She rode through the forest revolver at hand,
Regardless of danger, who dare bid her stand.

May the angels protect this young heroine bold
And her name be recorded in letters of gold,
Though her brothers were outlaws, she loved them most dear,
And hastened to tell them when danger was near.

But the great God of Mercy who scans all out ways
Commanded grim death to shorten their days.
Straightway to Glenrowan their course he did steer
To slay those bold outlaws and stop their career.

The daring Ned Kelly came forth from the inn,
To wreak his last vengeance he then did begin,
To slaughter the troopers straightway he did go,
And tore up the railway their train to o'erthrow.

But the great God of Mercy, to baulk his intent,
And stop the destruction, a messenger sent,
A person named Curnow, who seemed in great dread,
Cried out to the troopers, 'There's danger ahead!'

But Time hath its changes; how dreadful their fate.
They found out their error when it was too late,
The house was surrounded by troopers two-score,
And also expected a great many more.

The daring Ned Kelly, revolver in hand,
Came to the verandah, the troopers he scanned,
Said he "You curs'd wretches, we do you defy,
We will not surrender, we conquer or die."

Like the free sons of Ishmael, brought up in the wilds,
Amongst forests and mountains, and rocky defiles
These brave lawless fellows could not be controlled,
And fought ten to one, until death we are told.

Next day at Glenrowan, how dreadful the doom,
Of Hart and Dan Kelly shut up in a room,
A trooper named Johnson, set the house all aflame
To burn those bold outlaws, it was a great shame

The daring Kate Kelly came forth from the crowd
And on her poor brother she called out aloud,
"Come forth my dear brother, and fight while you can"
But a ball had just taken the life of poor Dan.

Next morning our hero came forth from the bush
Encased in strong armour his way did he push.
To gain his bold comrades it was his desire -
The troopers espied him, and soon opened fire.

The bullets bound off him just like a stone wall,
His fiendish appearance soon did them appal.
His legs unprotected a trooper soon found,
And a shot well directed brought him to the ground.

Now he arose captured, and stripped off his mail,
Well guarded by troopers and taken to gaol.
Convicted for murder, it grieved him full sore,
His friends and relations his fate may deplore.

Now, all you young fellows take warning by me,
Beware of bushranging, and bad company,
For like many others you may feel the dart
Which pierced the two Kellys, Joe Byrne, and Steve Hart.

First published in "The Bulletin"

Bushwacker Broadside No. 15

..............

Verse 1 - 'heroes' instead of 'outlaws'

Ye sons of Australia forget not your braves,
Bring the wild forest flowers to strew o'er your graves.
Of the four daring heroes whose race it is run,
And place on their tombs the wild laurels they've won.


Verse 3, typo - "mein"instead of "mien"

The daring Kate Kelly how noble her mien
As she sat on her horse like an Amazon queen,
She rode through the forest revolver at hand,
Regardless of danger, who dare bid her stand.


Verse 5 - 'her' instead of 'our ' & 'did he' instead of 'he did'

But the great God of Mercy who scans all her ways
Commanded grim death to shorten their days.
Straightway to Glenrowan their course did he steer
To slay those bold outlaws and stop their career.


Verse 9 -typo "cursed' instead of "curs'd"

The daring Ned Kelly, revolver in hand,
Came to the verandah, the troopers he scanned,
Said he "You cursed wretches, we do you defy,
We will not surrender, we conquer or die."


Verse 10 - typo - "dearth" instead of 'death"

Like the free sons of Ishmael, brought up in the wilds,
Amongst forests and mountains, and rocky defiles
These brave lawless fellows could not be controlled,
And fought ten to one, until dearth we are told.


Verse 15 - typo "appall" instead of "appal"

The bullets bound off him just like a stone wall,
His fiendish appearance soon did them appal.
His legs unprotected a trooper soon found,
And a shot well directed brought him to the ground.

Verse 16 - a typo in BMC publication??!!
"addicted' instead of "convicted" so I left this verse alone.

Now he arose captured, and stripped off his mail,
Well guarded by troopers and taken to gaol.
Convicted for murder, it grieved him full sore,
His friends and relations his fate may deplore.

Maybe another typo? - both booklet & website say 'stripped off his mail' - should this be "of"?


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Subject: Lyr Add: TH BOLD KELLY GANG
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 02 Jun 07 - 10:56 AM

The words are written below the dots, not as nice, neat verses!

Taken from Bush Music Club publication -

Six Authentic Songs from the Kelly country.

Issued in Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the death of Ned Kelly, 1955

......................

The Bold K---y G--g

Oh, there's not a dodge worth knowing or showing,
that's going but you'll learn (this isn't blowing),
from the Bold K---y G--g.

We've mates where-e'er we go that some-how
let us know the approach of every foe
to the Bold K---y G--g.

There's not a peeler riding
Wombat Ranges, hill or siding
but would rather far be hiding,
though he'd like to see us hang.

We thin their ranks,
we rob their banks
and ask no thanks for what we do;
Oh the terror of the camp is the Bold K---y G--g.

Then if you want a spree
come with me, and you'll see,
how grand it is to be
in the Bold K---y G--g.

Bushwhacker Broadside no. 9.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: Kathryn
Date: 02 Jun 07 - 12:52 PM

Black Hawk,
I tried to PM you and it wouldn't go through. could it be because you are signed on as a guest?

k


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: Black Hawk
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 05:44 AM

Dunno Kathryn - but probably.

I am usually not on my own PC so am not logged in but guesting.
I will PM you with my email & you can contact me that way :-)

Joe - I will send Kelly MP3s as soon as poss.


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Subject: Tune Add: THE BOLD KELLY GANG
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 06:18 AM

G'day again,

I see that Sandra has scanned (where practicable) her copy of Six Authentic Songs from the Kelly Country for the three songs not already posted, somewhere!

I had not raided it simply to post the words - but meant to post the tunes (if only in Alan of Australia's "No Longer Supported by Mudcat" MIDItext format) - which will still work for those with the program ... and an operating system old and polite enough to read it ...! Anyway, it does yield the tune in ABC Format, which can be read back into real music at a number of (non-Mudcat) translation sites ... or even read by "letters"!

This is the one Sandra's scanner would not play speakies with: The Bold Kelly Gang (with 'ellipsis' to indicate the evasive forms of the day). Personally, I would see this as an obvious example of the "City Push" (street gangs of late 19th century Sydney and Melbourne... "Larrikins") songs - more influenced by the Music Hall stage performers than the folk traditions of the Kellys' Irish ancestors.

I haven't nudged this up the the tempo I usually use for MIDI transcriptions. Given the 'tonguetwister' pace of the song - it probably gains from learning at a slightly slower pace. I have also left it in its 'collected' key: F major. This was a very common key back when the most common accordion (and, I suspect, Anglo concertina) key set was C/F ... and fiddles - strung with gut strings ... in a very hot and dry climate ... were usually kept a tone lower than the rather higher Concert Pitch of the day - to protect tham from ripping apart on really hot days!

I will email the MIDI files to Mmario, at the end of the exercise.

Regards (Enjoy!),

Bob


MIDI file: boldkelg.mid


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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: THE BOLD KELLY GANG
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 08:00 AM

Hmmm...

The actual words might have helped.

The details given by Ron Edwards, in his Australian Folk Song Index:
THE BOLD KELLY GANG
(Tune; Bould Sojer Boy)

First published 1879 in The Kelly Gang, Outlaws of the Wombat Ranges by G. Wilson Hall, Mansfield, Vic, with authorship given as Anon. As the song is a parody of THE BOLD SOLDIER BOY it is most likely that its original title was THE BOLD KELLY GANG.
Reprinted Old Bush Songs (Stewart & Keesing) 46 1957 titled THE KELLY GANG and with the same title in *Bushwhacker Broadsides 9 1954; *Songs from the Kelly Country 2 1955; *A Quartpot of
Song 8 1966 and *The Overlander Songbook 28 1969 titled THE BOLD KELLY GANG and the same in A Collection of Australian Folk Songs 93 1967; *The Big Book of Australian Folk Song 34 1976;

THE BOLD KELLY GANG
Oh, there's not a dodge worth knowing,
Or showing, that's going,
But you'll learn (this isn't blowing)
From the Bold Kelly Gang.
We have mates where e'er we go,
That somehow let us know,
The approach of every foe,
To the Bold Kelly Gang.
There's not a peeler riding,
Wombat ranges, hill or siding,
But would rather be for hiding,
Though he'd like to see us hang.
We thin their ranks, we rob their banks,
And say no thanks for what we do,
Oh the terror of the Camp,
Is the Bold Kelly Gang.
Then if you want a spree,
Come with me and you'll see,
How grand it is to be,
In the Bold Kelly Gang.

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This is the MIDItext file (see my comments in my posting above)for the Ned Kelly Song Ye Sons of Australia. This one in the key of C.


MIDI file: yesonsof.mid


Timebase: 240


TimeSig: 6/8 36 8

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 10:57 AM

Bob - I didn't scan, I typed!

Except for 'Ye Sons of Australia', which I found on a website & adapted. And was I pleased to find it, imagine typing up the lot!!

sandra.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 08:21 PM

G'day Sandra,

... No excuse!

I was preparing to type it myself — although I could have scanned it from a number of other sources, such as those mentioned in the Ron Edwards Australian Folk Song Index entry, I figured typing 20 short lines (or 10 'standard' lines) was less effort than digging out the texts, aligning them on the scanner, running the scan program and dropping them back in the Mudcat waters.

However, I did look up my CD version (~.PDF) of Australian Folk Song Index for extra details ... and realised I could Select (that page)/ Copy (delete, as necessary) and drop the relevant passage straight into my posting of the other two MIDItext files.

Ron's CD Index is $100 well spent (and I can't justify $1,000 for the full 10-volume Index - or afford that much shelf space!).

Regards,

Bob


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Subject: Lyr Add: NED KELLY (Johnny Cash)
From: Black Hawk
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 05:25 PM

Joe - as promised

Ned Kelly                   as sung by Johnny Cash

Spoken :-
In Australia a bandit or an outlaw is called a Bush Ranger.
One of Australias most infamous Bush Rangers was a man named Ned Kelly …..


Ned Kelly was a wild young bush ranger
Out of Victoria he rode with his brother Dan
He loved his people and he loved his freedom
And he loved to ride the wide open land
Ned Kelly was a victim of the changes
That came when his land was a sprouting seed
And the wrongs he did were multiplied in legend
With young Australia growing like a weed

Ned Kelly took the blame
Ned Kelly won the fame
Ned Kelly brought the shame
And then Ned Kelly hanged

Well he hid out in the bush and in the forest
And he loved to hear the wind blow in the trees
While the men behind the badge were coming for him
Ned said they'll never bring me to my knees
But everything was change and run in cycles
And Ned knew that his day was at an end
He made a suit of armour out of ploughshares
But Ned was brought down by the troopers men

Ned Kelly took the blame
Ned Kelly won the fame
Ned Kelly brought the shame
And then Ned Kelly hanged


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: JennieG
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 09:35 PM

When I was a child we used to visit my grandparents in Melbourne and in those days the highway still went through Glenrowan, site of the Kelly gang's last siege. Being bloodthirsty kids (as kids always are) we asked our father "is this where Ned Kelly and his gang were shot?"

Dad, who was born and grew up in Melbourne, told us that it was not done to speak of the Kellys in Glenrowan then as there were still folk around who had known the family.

This was in the late 50s-early 60s. (1960s not 1860s!)

Nowadays Glenrowan has really gone for the Kelly Gang tourist thing. The Big Ned is a sight to behold........

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 10:05 PM

G'day,
Black Hawk,

Just a few clarifications on Australian terminology, re Kellys and bushranging:

When the First Fleet arrived in Sydney Harbour, in 1788, and settled on land that provided the indigenous Aboriginal population with rich food (harbour fish, oysters, a wide range of edible plant and tree fruits) ... the British promptly starved! They had no experienced fishermen ... the coastal land was nothing like developed English wheatfields ... there was no cattle-grazing land (and very few cattle)... &c.

The authorities selected a few reasonably trustworthy convicts (preferably ones sent out for poaching - since they knew about hunting!) and gave them one 'Brown Bess' musket, a powder flask and some lead ball and shot ... and told them to go out and shoot something edible; a duck, a goose ... even one of those big hoppy "kangaroos". They initially called these food-gathers "forest rangers" - then adopted the Dutch usage of "bush" (~Bosch), much as the Americans had, so the term became "bush rangers".

Surprisingly (to the authorities, anyway) quite a few of these did not come back on schedule, but stayed away as long as their food (and whatever they could shoot and eat) held out... so the term came to mean "escaped convict" ... and later on, after the end of convict transport, the term (now collapsed into a single word: "bushranger") meant anyone roaming free and living by theft and robbery.

Where Johnny Cash's song has the line: "Well he hid out in the bush and in the forest", this would not be the Australian way of saying it, since we use "bush" to mean what the British call "forest" ... in a similar to some American usage - also derived from their early Dutch settlers.

JennieG:

As you know, the Kelly connection is not viewed as quite so shameful these days. In the family history of one side of my mother's family we find one of my great-great grandmothers was a Jane-Anne Quinn - and the Quinn family oral history (as well as what records have survived) seem to show that she was sister to Ellen Quinn... Ned Kelly's mother ... so Ned was my G-g-uncle ... or first cousin, 3 times removed ... or something like that!

I can't say I agree with all of Ned's exploits ... but he does seem to be family!

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: Rowan
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 10:26 PM

In the late 60s I travelled the Hume Hwy a lot while building the MUMC hut on Feathertop and other snow and ice exploits in the Oz Alps.   I had a quite large beard and, when on one occasion I called in at the Glenrowan pub, I was accosted as soon as I stepped into the bar and challenged about taking the mickey out of Ned Kelly with my beard. To my amazement, the guy seemed serious. Thinking quickly, I explained that my name was Rowan, wouldn't dream of taking the mickey out of Ned Kelly, but suggested I could take the mickey out of Mad Dog Morgan if he liked. This seemed acceptable.

Actually, just south of Glenrowan, all the different versions of the Hume Highway are preserved for a short stretch; there is the unsealed bit from the 50s, the sealed version of the 60s alongside it and the current Freeway version not far away alongside them both.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: Lyr Add: NED KELLY SOUVENIR SONG (Peter Hicks)
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 03:26 AM

Another good Ned Kelly song, this one by Peter Hicks


From the CD 'The Times We've Been Through'.

Oh what they do to our figures of historical importance in the name of tourism.

............................

NED KELLY SOUVENIR SONG

by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis

You should go down to Glenrowan, they've got so much going
And there's heaps for you to see,
You can start your day at the Ned Kelly museum, it's a slice of history.
You can see all them relics and lots of exhibits
And the newspaper cuttings too,
But best of all are the souvenirs you can take away with you.

They've got.... Ned Kelly boomerangs, Ned Kelly billy cans,
Ned Kelly kangaroos,
Ned Kelly toothpicks, Ned Kelly horse whips
And Ned Kelly helmets too.
Ned Kelly pistols, Ned Kelly crystals,
New Age Ned Kellies and more,
With Ned Kelly key rings and Ned Kelly g-strings, made in Singapore.

For a good half hour you can take in the power of
The Ned Kelly theatre show.
They've got illustrations and animations and Ned Kellies on the go.
It's such a thrill that you won't sit still
And you'll find the time has flown.
And you'll sure want to stop at the theatre shop for something to take home.

They've got...Ned Kelly boomerangs, Ned Kelly billy cans,
Ned Kelly kangaroos,
Ned Kelly toothpicks, Ned Kelly horse whips
And Ned Kelly helmets too.
Ned Kelly condoms, Ned Kelly bonbons,
Ned Kelly jams and sauce,
Ned Kelly pencils, Ned Kelly stencils
And Ned Kellies on a horse.
Ned Kelly pistols, Ned Kelly crystals,
New age Ned Kellies and more,
With Ned Kelly key rings and Ned Kelly g-strings made in Singapore.

Be sure not to miss the giant Ned Kelly
I know you'll be impressed.
But of all of the wonders of Glenrowan, the Ned Kelly Inn is best.
You can sit outside in the noon day sun and sip on a Ned Kelly ale,
And while you're there you can pick up your share of the artefacts for sale.

They've got...Ned Kelly boomerangs, Ned Kelly billy cans,
Ned Kelly kangaroos,
Ned Kelly toothpicks, Ned Kelly horse whips
And Ned Kelly helmets too.
Ned Kelly condoms, Ned Kelly bonbons,
Ned Kelly jams and sauce,
Ned Kelly pencils, Ned Kelly stencils
And Ned Kellies on a horse.
Ned Kelly teaspoons, Ned Kelly perfumes,
Ned Kelly bars of soap,
Ned Kelly beer mats, Ned Kelly bush hats,
And Ned Kellies on a rope.
Ned Kelly pistols, Ned Kelly crystals,
New age Ned Kellies and more,
With Ned Kelly key rings and Ned Kelly g-strings made in Singapore.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 03:32 AM

G'day Sandra,

I'm not sure whether Peter wrote that before - or after I gave him the brochure from the Glenrowan Ned Kelly Museum / Guided Tour / Animation / reenactment / gift shop ...!

Regards,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 11:40 PM

Closest I could find to an appropriate thread:

Burial site may hold Australian outlaw's bones

Ned Kelly was hanged in 1880, but his final resting place was not known

The Associated Press
updated 10:39 a.m. CT, Mon., March. 10, 2008

MELBOURNE, Australia - Scientists said they have uncovered a burial site that might contain the bones of Australia's most notorious outlaw, Ned Kelly.

Kelly led a gang of bank robbers in Australia's southern Victoria state in the 19th century and became notorious after crafting a suit of armor from plow shears for his last stand with police.

He was hanged in 1880 but his final resting place is unknown. His body was initially buried in an unmarked grave at a prison called the Old Melbourne Gaol but was moved with the remains of other executed convicts when the facility closed in the 1920s.

State government archaeologist Jeremy Smith said Sunday his team found the bones of 32 prisoners at Pentridge Prison, another former jail where the remains of Kelly and other executed prisoners were believed to have been taken.

... ...

[end quote]

Lots of ifs and maybes here; but one might suppose "modern science" may be brought to bear. Any relatives want to donate some DNA for the tests?

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 11 Mar 08 - 12:57 AM

as you say, lots of ifs & maybes, but some media outlets start their stories by saying NED KELLY'S BODY FOUND!!! then tell us the rest of the ifs & maybes story

sandra


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
From: dulcimerjohn
Date: 11 Mar 08 - 08:09 AM

then there's Fotheringay's version, 'the ballad of ned kelly'


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