|The Ballad of the Kelly Gang|
song, attributed to Joe Byrne, one of Ned's gang,
of several of the escapades of the gang. The gang was finally caught at
Glenrowan. Ned Kelly was captured, and later hanged, Dan Kelly, Joe Byme
and Steve Hart were killed.
sure, Paddy dear and did you hear the news that's going round
the head of bold Ned Kelly they have placed two thousand pounds
Dan, Steve Hart and Joey Byrne two thousand each they'll give
if the sum was double, sure, the Kelly boys would live.
rode into Jerilderie town at twelve o'clock at night
rose the troopers from their beds all in a dreadful fright
took them in their nightshirts, ashamed am I to tell
covered them with revolvers and they locked them in a cell.
in November '78 The Kelly Gang came down
after shooting Kennedy near famous Mansfield town
horses rode they all upon, revolvers in their hands;
took Euroa by surprise, and gold was their demand.
the bank Ned Kelly walked and "Bail Up!" he did say
the safe, hand out your cash, be quick and don't delay!"
a murmur they obeyed the robbers' bold command
thousand pounds in gold and notes they gave into his hand.
hand out all the arms you have!" the audacious scoundrels said
all your ammunition or a bullet through your head
wives and children too must come, just make them look alive
into these conveyances, we'll take them for a drive.
drove them to a station about five miles away
twenty men already had been bailed up all the day
hawker also shared their fate as everybody knows
came in handy to the gang supplying them with their clothes.
destroyed the telegraph by cutting down the wire
And of their cast
off clothing they made a small bonfire
whole affair boys they never fired a shot
They way they worked was splendid and will never be forgot.