Wild Colonial Boy

The Kerry Boys
trad: arrangement The Kerry Boys


There was a wild colonioal boy, Jack Duggan was his name He was born and raised in Ireland, in a place called Castle Maine He was his father's only son, his mother's pride and joy And dearly did his parents love, the Wild Colonial Boy At the early age of sixteen years, he left his native land And to Australia's sunny land, he was inclined to roam He robbed the rich, he helped the poor, he stabbed James McAvoy A terror to Austailia was the Wild Colonial Boy One morning on the prarie, Jack Duggan rode along While listening to a mocking bird, singing a cheerful song Out jumped three troopers fierce and grim, Kelly, Davis, and Fitzroy They all set out to capture him, The Wild Colonial Boy Surrender now Jack Duggan, you see there's three to one Surrender in the Queen's high name, you are a plundering son Jack drew two pistols from his side, and glared upon fitzroy I'll fight but not surrender said the Wild Colonial Boy He fired a shot a Kelly, which brought him to the ground He fired point blank at Davis, who fell dead at the sound But a bullet pierced his brave young heart, from the pistol of Fitrzroy And that is how they captured him, the Wild Colonial Boy