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3   He bid the wealthy squires adieu and told them to beware, For never to harm an honest lad while dealing on the square, Or never deprive a mother o£ her pride and only joy,
For fear her mind would go wandering like the wild Colloina boy.
4   When Jack was scarcely eighteen years he began his wild career, With a heart that knew no danger and a spirit that feared no fear. He robbed the rich and helped the poor; the prairie he did de­stroy;
A terror to Australia was the wild Colloina boy.
5   One morning on the prairie as Jack he rode along, A-hstening to the mockingbirds as they sang a lofty song, When up rode three mounted troopers, Kelly, David, and Fitz-
roy. They hollered, "Halt! Let's capture him, the wild Colloina boy!
6   "Surrender now, young Dolan, you are a plundering son, Surrender now in the Queen's high name, for you see there's
three to one." He drew a pistol from each side and waved them up on high, "I'll fight but never surrender," cried the wild Colloina boy.
7   He fired a shot at Kelly that brought him to the ground And in return from David received a fatal wound;
Then a bullet pierced his proud young heart from the pistol of
Fitzroy, And that's the way they captured him, the wild Colloina boy.
B The Wild Colonial Boy
From the Tuthill manuscript.
i There was a wild Colonial boy, Jack Dolan was his name, And he was born in Ireland in a place called Castle Main. He was his father's only son, his mother's pride and joy, And dearly did those parents love their wild Colonial boy.

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