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Thread #102082   Message #2066369
Posted By: Bob Bolton
02-Jun-07 - 05:09 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
G'day Kathryn and all,

My topic for the Bush Music Club's "Beer & Cheese Night" - a themed singaround we cuurently hold on the first Friday night of each month - was Bushrangers.

One of the books I suggested to singers was a little booklet, first published as a bundle of "Bushwhacker Broadsides" in 1955 in commemoration of the 75 anniversary of Ned's death: Six Authentic Songs from the Kelly Country. The songs are all collected in the early days of the 'Australian Folk Revival' by pioneer Australian collector John Meredith. The songs are:

The Bold K---ly G--G (Bushwhacker Broadside No. 9)
Farewell to Greta (Bushwhacker Broadside No. 11)
Kelly was their Captain (Bushwhacker Broadside No. 12)
The Kellys, Byrne and Hart(Bushwhacker Broadside No. 13)
Stringybark Creek (Bushwhacker Broadside No. 14) and
Ye Sons of Australia (Bushwhacker Broadside No. 15)

From the links above the thread, I only see three of these six songs, which all have good local pedigrees.
I'll check from other angles - and post the ones not yet in the Mudcat / DT fold ... some time!