“Kelly Song (Farewell Dan and Edward Kelly)”


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

Historical references

  • 1855 - Birth of Ned Kelly
  • 1880 - Execution of Kelly. His last words are reported to have been "Such is life."

Cross references


  1. Meredith/Anderson, p. 28, "Kelly Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. 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")
  3. BI, MA028


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1953
Keywords: outlaw Australia
Found in: Australia