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Wild Colonial Boy



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Traditional Irish/Aussie Folk Tune! Rehearsal of my 7piece band called McCormack's Plastic Paddies. Recorded from my Iphone voice memo. See more M'sPP on My Youtube channel:
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Wild Colonial Boy
intro 1st Bass & Guitar key: D
all vocals & instruments
[D] [G] [A7] [D]
There was a Wild Colonial Boy, Jack Duggan was his name,
[D] [A] [A7] [D]
He was born and reared in Ireland, In a place called Castlemaine,
[D] [A] [A7] [D]
He was his father's only son, And his mother's pride and joy,
[D7] [G] [EM] [A] [D]
And dearly did his parents love The Wild Colonial Boy.
At the early age of sixteen years, He left his native home;
And to Australia's sunny land He was inclined to roam.
He robbed the rich, and he helped the poor He stabbed James MacEvoy.
A terror to Australia was the Wild Colonial Boy.

One morning on the prairie wild,Jack Duggan rode along,
While listening to the 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, Come:"You see there's three to one!
Surrender in the Queen's name, Sir,You are a plundering son!"
Jack drew two pistols from his side,And glared upon Fitzroy;
"I'll fight, but not surrender!" cried The Wild Colonial Boy.

He fired a shot at Kelly Which brought him to the ground,
He fired point blank at Davis, too Who fell dead at the sound,
But a bullet pierced his brave young heart From the pistol of Fitzroy;
And that was how they captured him, The Wild Colonial Boy.
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Uploaded: Jun 15, 2013 - 06:52:26 AM
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2013 - 06:48:58 AM Last Played: Jan 12, 2019 - 03:01:48 PM
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Philip18 said 2315 days ago (June 15th, 2013)
Wild Colonial Boy
A rough recording, but it shows that you're on top of the song. I do like this song a lot (grew up with it). Worth re-recording this with real mikes and mixing capabilities. Sounds like you are all enjoying yourselves here!
Check out my latest song called Refuge
Briguy777 said 2315 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
Thanks Philip18
We have a fun group of great musicians! I'm trying to save up to get the group in to record but real life happens & the money gets short! Someday maybe! Thanks for the comment & listening.
Check out my latest song called The Night Visit
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