“Ye Sons of Australia”

Alternate titles: “Kate Kelly's Song”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959 (recording, Phil Shirley)
Keywords: Australia outlaw death burial
Found in: Australia


"Ye sons of Australia, forget not the brave, And gather wildflowers to place on their graves. They were four daring outlaws...." In praise of the Kelly gang. It mentions the hunt for them, and how Kelly's sister Kate warned them. The ending is implied

Cross references


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 99-100, "Ye Sons of Australia" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Manifold-PASB, pp. 68-69, "Ye Sons of Australia" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #5475
  4. BI, MA099