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GUEST,Gerry Folk songs mentioning the month of May? (53* d) RE: Folk songs mentioning the month of May? 16 Apr 20

Streets of Forbes.

This is an Australian bushranger ballad, about Ben Hall. Verse three goes,

Ben went to Goobang Creek and that was his downfall,
For riddled like a sieve was valiant Ben Hall,
'Twas early in the morning upon the fifth of May
When the Seven Police surrounded him as fast asleep he lay.

I've taken the lyrics from Ron Edwards' book, Great Australian Folk Songs, as I think the lyrics in the DT have some typos (or maybe mondegreens).

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