The Ballad of Ben Hall
Come all you sons of liberty and
listen to my tale
A story of bushranging days I will to
It's all about those heroes, God bless
them one and all
We'll sit and sing God Save The King.
Dunn, Gilbert and Ben Hall.
Hall he was a squatter and he owned six hundred head
peaceful and a quiet man until he met Sir Fred
troopers burnt his homestead down, his cattle perished all
all my sentence yet to earn," was the word of brave Ben Hall.
Gilbert was a flash cove and young O'Meally, too
Ben and Bourke and Dunn and Vane, they were a gallant crew
bailed the Carcour mailcoach up and they made the troopers crawl
a thousand pound set on the heads of Dunn, Gilbert and Ben Hall.
Bathurst down to Goulburn town they made the coaches stand
far behind Sir Frederick's men were labouring through the land
at Canowindra's best hotel they gave a public ball
don't hurt them who don't hurt us," said Dunn, Gilbert and Ben
held the gold commissioner to ransom on the spot
Johnny Vane surrendered after Mickey Bourke was shot
at Goimbla did like a hero
take the country over yet," said Dunn, Gilbert and Ben Hall.
never robbed a needy man the records go to show
staunch and loyal to their mates, unflinching to the foe
we'll drink a toast tonight, my lads, their memories to recall
sit and sing "God Save The King, Dunn. Gilbert and Ben Hall