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Thread #28376   Message #351896
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
05-Dec-00 - 03:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Son of a Scoundrel (from film 'Ned Kelly'
Subject: Lyr Add: SON OF A SCOUNDREL (Ned Kelley)
Found at  Shire of the Northern Outpost:

SON OF A SCOUNDREL

(Ned Kelley)

Big Barney Fish he got suddenly rich,
Got a big fancy house in Melbourne.
With buckets of loot and big black leather boots,
Acting so haughty and well born.
But we of Australia, we're children of convicts
And some of us wear it quite proudly;
So as he rides by in his carriage so fine,
I wave and I call to him loudly:

Chorus:

Was your Grandma a whore?
Was your Grandpa a thief?
Where they forgers and grafters
Who fell to their grief?
If you're born of Australia,
I know who you be;
You're the son of a son of a
Scoundrel like me.

Maggie McKay's got a sweet loving way
And I know that she does adore me,
But her parents, they feel it would be a bad deal;
They say that she's much too good for me.
So as we said good-bye with a tear in our eye,
They were smiling and glad of the breaking;
But they didn't look so proud
When I shouted out loud,
'Til the whole floggin' town was awaken:

Madame Marie loves the men from the sea;
She says that they're good for business.
Her daughters are found in a section of town
Known for a certain rudeness.
Then the cops pay a call
And the judge says, "That's all.
It's time for a new profession."
Marie laughed out loud and in front of the crowd
Says, "Judge, will you answer this question?"

Taken from an unnamed recording by "Clam Chowder"; no indication as to what the tune might be.


Malcolm