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326          Ballads and Songs of Michigan
For a text of six stanzas with many variations from the Michigan texts but telling the same story, except that the hero was born "in South Australia, a place called Castlemain," see Mackenzie, p. 317. See also Flanders and Brown, pp. 130-131.
Version A was sung in 1934 by Mrs. Lyons, Belding, who learned the song from her son; he had heard it some years earlier in a lumber camp near Cadillac, Michigan.
i I'll tell you of a wild Colloina boy, Jack Dollard was his name; He was born in Erin's sunny isle, in a place called Castlemaine. He was his father's only pride, his master's only joy, And dearly did his parents love their wild Colloina boy.
2 When Jack was scarcely sixteen years, he left his native home, And to Australia's sunny shore was much inclined to roam; He robbed the wealthy squire; he stabbed Jack MacCrory, And trembling did they hand out their gold to the wild Colloina boy.

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