Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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328          Ballads and Songs of Michigan
2    At the early age of sixteen year, he started his wild carear; His courage was undaunted, and no danger did he fear.
He robbed the rich to help the poor, he stabbed George Mack-
elfoy, Who trembling gave their gold up to the wild Colonial boy.
3    At the early age of eighteen years, he left his happy home, And to a sunny Australian land he was much inclined to roam. He robbed those wealthy squires, and their farms he did destroy Who trembling gave their gold up to the wild Colonial boy.
4    He bade the squire good evening and told them to beware, To never disterbe a young man while dealing on the square, To never deprive a mother of her only pride and joy,
For fear he might go gunning like the wild Colonial boy.
5    It was on one Sunday evening as Jack he rode along A-listenmg to the mocking bird, a-singing their evening song; He met three mounted policemen, Skelly, Davis, and Fitstroy; They all cried out to capture him, the wild Colonial boy.
6   "Surrender now, Jack Dolan, for you are a plundering son; Surrender now, Jack Dolan, for you see there's three to one." Jack drew a pistle from his belt and made them this reply, "1*11 fight but not surrender," cried the wild Colonial boy.
7    He fired a shot at Skelly, which fetched him to the ground, And returned another at Davis who received a fatal wound; Till a bullet pierced his brave young heart from a pistle of Fitst­roy;
But Jack was dead when they captured him, the wild Colonial boy.

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