Streets Of Forbes - The Bushwackers

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The Bushwackers

Streets Of Forbes

from the Australian Songbook Collection Volume 3 album.

The Streets Of Forbes is a classic bushranger ballad given a makeover by THE BUSHWACKERS. It's the story of the bushranger Ben Hall who was from a good farming family and, through misfortune, fell into a life of crime. So the story goes, it took the police a long time to track him down but track him down they did and Ben Hall died in a hail of bullets. To add insult to mortal injury, the police led his body through the streets of Forbes in NSW in what can only be seen as a fit of hubris. The Streets Of Forbes started life as a classic bush ballad but The Bushwackers have given the song a chorus and their own unique feel, giving it a new lease of life. The Streets Of Forbes is the first single from the new album Australian Songbook 3 which is available online and as a three CD disc pack with Australian Songbook 1 and 2. It completes the Australian Songbook series for the band who have recently won two Golden Guitar Awards with songs from the collection. The three disc set contains every significant Bushwackers song from their last 41 years of performance and is available through WJO.

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