“The Kelly Gang Were Strong”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1982
Keywords: outlaw Australia police
Found in: Australia


"Oh, the Kelly gang were strong, And bent on doing wrong, In spite of Captain Standish and his men... And when they cross the border, They'll find bobbies all in order To beat them at the same old game."


This uses a tune reportedly similar to the music hall piece, "Strolling Down the Old Kent Road." - RBW

Cross references


  1. Meredith/Covell/Brown, p. 28, "The Kelly Gang Were Strong" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MCH028