(This score available as
a MIDI file)
Pennywhistle notation and Dulcimer tab for this song is also available
Eugowra Rocks It's all about bold Frank Gardiner with the devil in his eye He said "We've work before us lads we've got to do or die So blacken up your faces before the dead of night And its over by Eugowra Rocks we'll either fall or fight" Chorus You can sing of Johnny Gilbert Dan Morgan and Ben Hall But the bold and reckless Gardiner he's the boy to beat them all We'll stop the Orange escort with powder and with ball We'll shoot the coach to pieces and we'll down the peelers all We'll lift the diggers' money we'll collar all their gold So mind your guns are killers now my comrades true and bold So now off go the rifles the battle has begun The escort started running boys all in the setting sun The robbers seized their plunder so saucy and so bold And they're riding from Eugowra Rocks encumbered with their gold And as with savage laughter they left that fatal place They cried "We've struck bonanza boys we've won the steeplechase!" And Gardiner their leader he shouted a loud "Hooray I think we've made our fortunes at Eugowra Rocks today" From the singing of A.L.Lloyd. Another song about Frank Gardiner see 'Frank Gardiner' in this collection. Tune related to 'Shores of Botany Bay' also in this collection. MG MG apr96
Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!