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This song is a poem by the bushranger known as The Wild Scotsman, James MacPherson but put to music.

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Poem by J MacPherson
Music ©2022 Michael Anthony ; Lyrics ©1890 James MacPherson


A twelve month has vanished, 
with another half year,
Since I was arrested 
my name for to clear

From a crime that was 
lawless and cruel and rude,
A robbing with violence 
upon the high road.

chorus
    Astounded confounded,
    My heart was amazed,
    While blaiming defaming,
    A crowd on me gazed.

instrumental solo

The laws of my country 
by another outraged,
To pain and condemn 
me were swiftly engaged,

The minions of justice 
around me did throng,
Like a lamb to the slaughter 
I stood there among.

Astounded confounded,
My heart was amazed,
While blaiming defaming,
A crowd on me gazed.

  


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