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Thread #102082   Message #2079467
Posted By: Black Hawk
17-Jun-07 - 05:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
Subject: Lyr Add: NED KELLY (Johnny Cash)
Joe - as promised


NED KELLY
Words and music by Johnny Cash
As recorded by Johnny Cash on "Man in Black" (1971)

Spoken:-
In Australia, a bandit or an outlaw is called a bushranger. One of Australia's most infamous bushrangers was a man named Ned Kelly.


Ned Kelly was a wild young bushranger.
Out of Victoria, he rode with his brother Dan.
He loved his people and he loved his freedom,
And he loved to ride the wide-open land.
Ned Kelly was a victim of the changes
That came when his land was a sproutin' seed,
And the wrongs he did were multiplied in legend
With young Australia growing like a weed.

Ned Kelly took the blame.
Ned Kelly won the fame.
Ned Kelly brought the shame,
And then Ned Kelly hanged.

Well, he hid out in the bush and in the forest,
And he loved to hear the wind blow in the trees.
While the men behind the badge were coming for him,
Ned said: "They'll never bring me to my knees."
But everything was changed and run in cycles,
And Ned knew that his day was at an end.
He made a suit of armor out of plowshares,
But Ned was brought down by the trooper's men.

Ned Kelly took the blame.
Ned Kelly won the fame.
Ned Kelly brought the shame,
And then Ned Kelly hanged.