Mudcat Café message #3471110 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #149083   Message #3471110
Posted By: GUEST,JTT
25-Jan-13 - 04:58 AM
Thread Name: Ned Kelly to Have a Funeral
Subject: RE: Ned Kelly to Have a Funeral
I suppose that the dual attitudes to outlaws like Ned Kelly and other outlaws like bankers and politicians can be summed up in Woody Guthrie's song Pretty Boy Floyd:

Yes, as through this world I've wandered
I've seen lots of funny men;
Some will rob you with a six-gun,
And some with a fountain pen.

And as through your life you travel,
Yes, as through your life you roam,
You won't never see an outlaw
Drive a family from their home.