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The Wild Colonial Boy # 1
See also Wild Colonial Boy # 2

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It's of a wild colonial boy Jack Doolan was his name
Of poor but honest parents he was born in Castlemaine
He was his father's only hope his mother's pride and joy
And so dearly did the parents love their wild colonial boy

Then come along my hearties and we'll roam the mountains high
Together we will plunder together we will die
We'll wander o'er the valleys and we'll gallop over plains
And we'll scorn to live in slavery bound down in iron chains

Twas in eighteen hundred and sixty five he started his wild career
With a heart that had no danger no foeman did he fear
He stuck up the Royal Mail beach coach and robbed Judge MacEvoy
With a tremble hand gave up the gold to the wild colonial boy

As John rode out one morning and riding slowly on
When listening to the little birds they sweetly sang their song
He spied three mounted troopers Kelly Davis and Fitzroy
All riding up to capture the wild colonial boy

Surrender now Jack Doolan You see there's three to one
Surrender in the Queen's name It's of a victory won
He fired at trooper Kelly and he brought him to the ground
And returning right to Davis he received a mortal wound

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Capo 3rd fret

{C}It's of a wild co{F}lonial {G7}boy Jack Doolan was his {C}name
Of poor but honest {G}parents he was {G7}born in {C}Castlemaine
He was his father's {G}only hope his {G7}mother's pride and {C}joy
And so dearly {G7}did the {F}parents {G}love their {G6}wild {G7}colonial {C}boy