“Stringybark Creek”


"A sergeant and three constables rode out from Mansfield Town" to seek the Kelly gang. When they separate, Kelly overwhelms two, then catches the other two as they return. One man, MacIntyre, escapes to bring the news to Mansfield


Manifold reports that there is also a fiddle tune named "Stringybark Creek," which is sometimes used for this song. Said tune sounds vaguely familiar; I think I've heard it under another name. But it's not one of the common fiddle tunes. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Manifold-PASB, pp. 70-72, "Stringybark Creek" (1 text, 2 tunes)
  2. BI, PASB070


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964
Keywords: outlaw death trick horse
Found in: Australia