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Lyr Req: Kate Kelly's Request (Doherty, Henshaw)

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


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AnneMC 24 Jul 09 - 07:06 AM
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GUEST,kate henshaw of lyrebird 29 Jul 09 - 05:13 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Kate Kelly's Request
From: AnneMC
Date: 24 Jul 09 - 07:06 AM

Australian song - Kate Kelly's Request, a plea from Kate Kelly to her brother Ned to think of her while he is away.

Does anyone have the lyrics for this song, or know who wrote it and who has recorded it?
I heard it sung at The Shack in Sydney, by Kate Henshaw with Pete Doherty (Lyrebird). I don't think Kate or Pete wrote it, however, and they don't have it recorded.
Thanks,
AnneMC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kate Kelly's Request
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Jul 09 - 05:25 PM

Can you quote any lines from the song, other than the title?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kate Kelly's Request
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Jul 09 - 09:23 AM

listen to Kate & Pete in their folk & blues incarnations - Lyrebird on MySpace
Lyrebird blues band on My Space

Kate Kelly an original Lyrebird song

they write a lot of great songs

sandra


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kate Kelly's Request
From: AnneMC
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 08:08 PM

Thanks for the information about the Lyrebird duo, and that this is indeed their original song.

But does anyone have the words please?

Anne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kate Kelly's Request
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 12:59 AM

G'day Anne,

Well ... confirming Sandra post of the modern composition from the Lyrebird duo (often seen at Sandra's Loaded Dog Folk Club in Sydney) ... means that this isn't part of, or a variant of the older traditional Ned Kelly's Farewell to Greta (Greta is a locality, in 'Kelly country' ... not another Kelly sibling.)

I would have liked chasing up something of Kate Kelly's ... as it seems she is something like my great-great-great-Aunt ... by my mother's line of descent from the Quinns - Ned and Kate's mother's side!

Regards,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kate Kelly's Request
From: GUEST,kate henshaw of lyrebird
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 05:13 AM

hi there. yes, indeed the song is one of ours. pete's actually. i will post the lyrics as soon as i get a minute.
thanks for the enquiry,
kate


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Subject: Lyr Add: KATE KELLY'S REQUEST (Doherty, Henshaw)
From: GUEST,lyrebird (kate)
Date: 30 Jul 09 - 12:52 AM

KATE KELLY'S REQUEST
(By Pete Doherty and Kate Henshaw of Lyrebird)

Now Annie's getting married. Mum's had the kid.
Fitzpatrick's still lying about those things that he did,
And it's getting harder to feed us all of the time.
You know the troopers keep coming around.
They asked everyone but there wasn't a sound.

When they call out my name,
Like they did the last time that they came,
When they call our my name,
Will you be there for me?

It's months since they took Mum and Alice away.
They'll never let 'em go; that's what they say,
But maybe you can trade, and they'll set them free.
You know the question keeps coming around.
I looked for an answer. There's none to be found.

When they call out my name,
Like they did the last time that they came,
When they call our my name,
Will you be there for me?

Oh, now, my brother,
Brother, where will you be?
When the hard rain is falling,
Will you be there for me?
When they call out my name,
Like they did the last time that they came,
When they call our my name,
Will you be there for me?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kate Kelly's Request
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jul 09 - 01:18 AM

Thanks a lot for posting the song. Recordings by Lyrebird can be heard on their MySpace page. You have a beautiful voice, Kate. Nice harmonica, too.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kate Kelly's Request
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 30 Jul 09 - 02:59 AM

some of Kate's other talents here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kate Kelly's Request
From: AnneMC
Date: 31 Jul 09 - 01:38 AM

Thanks so much for the lyrics Kate. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening at The Shack, was the one of the highlights of our trip to Australia and I so much enjoyed the Kate Kelly song. Unfortunately I haven't retained the melody - have you recorded this song anywhere?

Anne


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