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Stewie Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia (966* d) RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia 06 Oct 20


MURDERERS ROCK
(N.Colquhoun)

Murdererís Rock stands on the track
And watches all that passes
Victorian miners, hard old-timers
And wash-a-bit move-along asses
For the Dunstan, just as the Tuapek did
That gave us all gold fever
Has little thatís left of payable dirt
And we are bound to leave her (x2)

Let your ears flap as they hears
A tale thatíll certain displease you
About four wild colonial men
Begetting their gold at leisure
Dick Burgess, Kelly and Phillip Levy
That now stand trial in the dock
They butchered poor Mathieu and his friends
For their gold at Murderers Rock (2)

The four had planned their evil work
When Mathieu spoke up louder
And told the company in the bar
Hard savings - no man prouder
They travelled ahead to wait and rob
And not one was fair fighter
If a single robber has stood with fists
My story could have been brighter (x2)

Hang down your head, Dick Burgess
íTwill make no difference further
You know youíll hang from the gallows tree
And pay for your terrible murder
For Kelly too I havenít much time
Though for Levy I am warmer
The jury has to make up its mind
On the evidence of an informer (x2)

Murdererís Rock stands on the track
And watches all that passes
Victorian miners, hard old-timers
And wash-a-bit move-along asses
My storyís ended, I am done
And all take warning from it
Donít take another manís life for gold
Or the gallows youíll hang upon it (x2)


This beaut rendition by Tamburlaine makes up for the doggerel verse:

Youtube clip

Full details of the incident may be found here:

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óStewie.


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