The Wild Colonial Boy

The Wild Colonial Boy - I wanted to put this song on my album because it is one of the songs I sang at many talent quests in 2001. One night while at home I was strumming away and singing the traditional version it somehow turned into the version I've recorded. I have three sons of my own, who are pretty wild at times. I look at them with pride, with great hopes and ambitions for them. They will live their own lives, as did the Wild Colonial Boy, I only hope they put as much energy, daring and adventure into legal careers as Jack Doolan did in his not so legal one.



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The Wild Colonial Boy

There was a Wild Colonial Boy Jack Doolan was his name
Of poor but honest parents he was born in Castlemaine
He was his fathers only son his mothers hope and joy
The pride of both his parents the Wild Colonial Boy

Chorus:
Yippee-Yi-Yay Yippee-Yi-OOH
The Wild Colonial Boy

At the age of sixteen he left his fathers home
And through Australias sunny clime as a bushranger did roam
He robbed the wealthy squatters and their stocks he did destroy
A terror to Australians was the Wild Colonial Boy

Yippee-Yi-Yay Yippee-Yi-OOH
The Wild Colonial Boy

Surrender now Jack Doolan you see itís 3 to one
Surrender now in the Queens High name or your liviní days are done
Jack drew a pistol from his side and spun it like a toy
Iíll shoot but not surrender, cried the Wild Colonial Boy

Yippee-Yi-Yay Yippee-Yi-OOH
The Wild Colonial Boy
The Wild Colonial Boy


Jesse & his whip    Rods son, Jesse


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