|Ned Kelly's Farewell to Greta|
Greta was the town in Central Victoria where the Kellys made their home.
Farewell to home in Greta, to my sister Kate
It grieves my heart to leave you, but here I must
They placed a price upon my head, my hands are
stained with gore
And I must roam the forest wild within the
But if they cross my chequered path, for all I hold
I'll give them cause to rue the day their mothers
gave them birth.
I'll shoot them down like carrion crows that roam
our country wide,
And leave their bodies bleaching upon some woodland
Oh, Edward, dearest brother, surely you would not
So rashly to encounter with such a mighty foe.
Now don’t you know that Sydney and Melbourne are
And for your apprehension Ned, there are warrants
To eastward lies great Bogong, towering to the sky,
From east to west and then you’ll find that
Gippsland’s lying by.
You know the country well dear Ned, go take your
And profit by your knowledge of the wombat and the
And let no childish quarrels cause trouble in the
Bear up with one another, Ned, and guard my brother
See, yonder ride four troopers. One kiss before we
Now haste and join your comrades, Dan, Joe Byrne and