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Devil in the Steel

by Daniel Kelly – 2022 A When we first came to this country, We toiled with our hands, G Breaking stone and cutting trees, D All across the land. A But then there came a magic, G From far across … Continue reading

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The Yass Heroes

By Daniel Kelly – 2021      D                     G                  There’s a bend down in the river,           C                G Where the water’s running fast,           C               G And the shallow sand is hollowed,        Am        … Continue reading

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Sisters of Yass

            G                 C         G We left Rochfortbridge in the county of Meath,         C        G             D Bound for a land far away from our home,      G                         C        G The green field behind us, the future unclear      C      … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Theodosia Burr Alston

by Daniel Kelly – 2021      Em                         G    D On the white sandy beaches of Kitty Hawk,      Em              D in the winter of the year,      Em                     G         D If you lend your ear to the whistling … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Louis Renault

By Daniel Kelly – 2021        C                    F      C Let me sing you the story of Louis Renault,        F      C             Dm            G A Frenchman that most of you probably don’t know       C                    F      C Louis is the father … Continue reading

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Florence of the Airwaves

By Daniel Kelly – 2020 G                          C             G Florence well she wanted to be an engineer, C                          G                    D The man down at the college, He said now listen here, G                              C                G We only take apprentices, and … Continue reading

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The Frederick

By Daniel Kelly – 2020     G             C         D         G Me name is James Porter, seafair’ns my game, G                                 D I’ve been out on the ocean, since I had name, G             C                    G But the stealing … Continue reading

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Another Mile

by Daniel Kelly Am                 G Walk another mile, ford another stream, C             G         Am   G    Am Cross another river, bury another dream           C             G            Am But it’s still so far to go to port Jackson C                  G                   … Continue reading

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Washpen Creek

by Daniel Kelly    Em      G        D       Em If you go down, by washpen creek, C       G       Em You better go with a friend.        Em                 G       D        Bm For the things that were seen,by washpen creek, Em      D            … Continue reading

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Zombie Sheep of the Murrumbidgee

  by Daniel Kelly 2018        C                    G        Am              G Henry O’Brien went out one night to check upon his flock,           C            G                 Am        G     Am When he beheld an unearthly sight, that sure gave him … Continue reading

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Better Than Decent Girls

A song I wrote about the young girls who arrived in Yass in March 1850 from Ireland. Many were orphans, fleeing the famine that had been caused by the English.      G          D               C          D The English had caused, the … Continue reading

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William’s Razor

    G William leave me alone,      C          G William leave me alone,           C           D       G Can’t you see that my love has flown?    C      D       G William leave me alone.      G       C          … Continue reading

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The Ketch Ceres

  words by Cicely Fox Smith, tune by Daniel Kelly      G                             C                     G A century and a quarter, full of chance and change had passed              C                  G                C               D Since they built her, down in Devon, … Continue reading

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The Widow Whitgift

By Daniel Kelly, 2017 (based on Dymchurch Flit, by Rudyard Kipling)       Em                Am The Widow Whitgift she stood at her door,      G         Am         D And gazed out over the marsh.      Em                       D           C The wind it … Continue reading

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