“The Kelly Gang”


"Come, all young men with feeling! With regret I must unfold, I have a tale to tell of men Whose hearts are stout and bold." The song praises the Kelly gang for their stand against odds of fifty to one. Kate Kelly is praised for warning the gang

Historical references

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

Cross references


  • A. L. Lloyd, "The Kelly Gang" (on Lloyd2, Lloyd4)


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 248-249, "The Kelly Gang" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA248


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: outlaw Australia
Found in: Australia