My Name is Ben Hall

DESCRIPTION: "My name is Ben Hall, from Murrurundi I came; The cause of my turn-out you all know the same... I was forced to the bush my sorrows to drown." Hall recalls his skill as a robber, and toasts his imprisoned companions
AUTHOR: Tune fitted by J. S. Manifold
EARLIEST DATE: 1964
KEYWORDS: abuse outlaw police Australia
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Manifold-PASB, p. 47, "My Name is Ben Hall" (1 text, 1 tune)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Ben Hall" (subject)
cf. "The Ballad of Ben Hall" (subject)
cf. "The Death of Ben Hall" (subject)
cf. "Streets of Forbes" (subject)
NOTES: Based on something found in Paterson's Old Bush Songs, but significantly modified by Manifold. The result probably does not qualify as original. For background, see the several other Ben Hall songs. - RBW
File: PASB047

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