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Johnny Cash
"Ned Kelly" lyrics

Ned Kelly

In Australia
A bandit or an outlaw
Was called a bushranger
One of Australia's most infamous bushrangers
Was a man named Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly
Was a wild young bushranger
Out of Victoria he rode
With his brother Dan
He loved his people
And he loved his freedom
And he loved to ride
The wide open land

Ned Kelly
Was a victim of the changes
That came when his land
Was a sprout and seed
And the wrongs he did
Were multiplied in legend
With young Australia
Growing like a weed

Ned Kelly took the blame
Ned Kelly won the fame
Ned Kelly brought the shame
And then Ned Kelly hanged

Well, he hid out in the bush
And in the forest
And he loved to hear
The wind blow in the trees
While the men behind the badge
Were coming for him
Ned said, "They'll never bring me
To my knees"

But everything was changed
And run in cycles
And Ned knew that his day
Was at an end
He made a suit of armour
Out of ploughshares
But Ned was brought down
By the trooper's men

Ned Kelly took the blame
Ned Kelly won the fame
Ned Kelly brought the shame
And then Ned Kelly hanged

Authors: Johnny Cash