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cloudstreet Lyr Req: Bushranger Jack Power (4) RE: Lyr Req: Bushranger Jack Power 21 Sep 11


Here's the text from the Melbourne Argus under the heading, Clive Turnbull Says:

A song from
wilder days
VOU may remember that
a few months ago we had
quite a correspondence about
the old song, "The Wild Colon-
ial Boy."
Miss Elsie Heath of Gras-
mere, Sheep Hills, whose father
was one of the pioneers of the
Wimmera when it was thrown
open for selection, writes that
she has vivid recollections of
the song as her father sang it
to the children sitting 'round
the fire on cold wintry nights
- it varies slightly from the
versions already published.
Better still, Miss Heath tells
me that her mother, not long
ago, found in her own mother's
work box a cbpy of the song
"Bushranger Jack Power."
It is written- on blue lined
foolscap, still readable though
worn, in a fine hand, and, Miss
Heath suggests, is probably 80
years old. The signature, pre-
sumably of the writer, is Isaac
Hall.

The lyric follows.

John


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