Ye Sons of Australia

DESCRIPTION: "Ye sons of Australia, forget not the brave, And gather wildflowers to place on their graves. They were four daring outlaws...." In praise of the Kelly gang. It mentions the hunt for them, and how Kelly's sister Kate warned them. The ending is implied
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (recording, Phil Shirley)
KEYWORDS: Australia outlaw death burial
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Meredith/Anderson-FolkSongsOfAustralia, pp. 99-100, "Ye Sons of Australia" (1 text, 1 tune)
Meredith/Scott-AuthenticAustralianBushBallads, pp. 24-25, "Ye Sons of Australia" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manifold-PenguinAustralianSongbook, pp. 68-69, "Ye Sons of Australia" (1 text, 1 tune)
Stewart/Keesing-FavoriteAustralianBallads, pp. 49-50, "The Kellys" (1 text)

Roud #5475
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Kelly Gang" (subject)
cf. "Kelly Song (Farewell Dan and Edward Kelly)" (subject)
cf. "Kelly Was Their Captain" (subject)
cf. "My Name is Edward Kelly" (subject)
cf. "Ballad of the Kelly Gang" (subject)
cf. "Stringybark Creek" (subject)
cf. "The Kelly Gang Were Strong" (subject)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Kate Kelly's Song
NOTES [13 words]: For background on the Kelly Gang, see the notes to "Kelly Was Their Captain." - RBW
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File: MA099

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