“Kelly Song (Farewell Dan and Edward Kelly)”
Earliest date: 1953
Found in: Australia
Fragment of a ballad about the Kelly gang: "Farewell Dan and Edward Kelly, Farewell Hart and Steve Byrne too, With the poor your memory liveth; Those who blame you are but few."
Edward "Ned" Kelly and his gang are perhaps the most famous of all Australian bushrangers. - RBW
- 1855 - Birth of Ned Kelly
- 1880 - Execution of Kelly. His last words are reported to have been "Such is life."
- Meredith/Anderson, p. 28, "Kelly Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
- Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 93-94, "(Farewell Dan and Edward Kelly" (1 text, apparently collected as a sort of appendix to "My Name is Edward Kelly")
- BI, MA028