WILD COLONIAL BOY, THE

Latest update on 03/06/2010

Artist: Banjo Patterson
Author: traditional
Label: Topic
Year: 1905

Traditional Irish/Australian ballad, first published in 1881, about a boy from Castlemaine (there's one in County Kerry and there's one in the Victoria Provence), who really became a bushranger in the 1860s down under: he robbed the Beechworth mail coach and a goldfields judge who once had sentenced him. Banjo Patterson collected the longest version. See also: Waltzing Matilda.

Covers:

1955:

Margaret Barry [with Michael Gorman]

1957:

Original Soho Skiffle Group [pre Vipers]

1960s:

A.L. Lloyd [on bush song collection]

1962:

Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

1965:

Rolf Harris [Aussie]

1970:

Mick Jagger [in film Ned Kelly]

1982:

Cold Chisel [more Aussies]

1997:

Hair Of The Dog

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