Farewell to Greta

DESCRIPTION: "Farewell, my home in Greta, my sister Kate farewell...." Ned Kelly, with a price on his head, plans an attack on his foes. His sister points out the number of his foes, and urges him instead to take to the woods with his gang
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: outlaw Australia family sister farewell
1855 - Birth of Ned Kelly
1880 - Execution of Kelly. His last words are reported to have been "Such is life."
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Fahey-Eureka-SongsThatMadeAustralia, pp. 114-115, "Farewell to Greta" (1 text, 1 tune -- a composite version)
Manifold-PenguinAustralianSongbook, pp. 66-67, "Ned Kelly's Farewell to Greta" (1 text, 2 tunes)
Stewart/Keesing-FavoriteAustralianBallads, pp. 47-48, "Farewell to My Home in Greta" (1 text)

cf. "Kelly Was Their Captain" (subject) and notes and references there
NOTES [41 words]: Edward "Ned" Kelly and his gang are perhaps the most famous of all Australian bushrangers, and Greta was the family home starting in 1868. For some anecdotes of his life, plus other songs about him, see the notes to "Kelly Was Their Captain." - RBW
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File: FaE114

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