I must point out this song is not about our grandson Jack!!!
Our Jack’s come home today is an Australian song collected by Joy Durst and Ron Edwards in Victoria. Whenever I am in the company of the Wonderful Wilson Family it brings me great joy to sing this with them, as it did with the late Danny Spooner whenever I was in Australia. Martyn
OUR JACK’S COME OUT OF JAIL TODAY.
Our Jack’s come out of jail today to Pentridge he has been
For many the day he’s been away his face we ne’er have seen
McManname arrested Jack and with a gentle jerk
Pounced upon our old friend Jack with jemmy hard at work.
Our Jack’s come home today our Jack’s come home today
Quite wan and pale from out of jail our Jack’s come home today.
When Jack came out of jail today it made his Polly glad
She had to pawn the things he shook and found that she’d been had
The price she got it weren’t enough to keep her for a day
But all is past she’s right at last our Jack’s come home today.
When Jack came out of quad today we had a jovial spree
And did a tour of Melbourne pubs as jovial as could be
When evening time it came around we started out ad lib
When Jack proposed a partnership to crack another crib.
With jemmies and with skeleton keys of cribs we went in search
But seeing Dave O’Donnel there we left Jack in the lurch
Undaunted Jack he set to work another crib to crack
O’Donnel like a ton of bricks came down to lumber Jack.
Our Jack’s gone back today our Jack’s gone back today
Quite wan and pale from out of jail our Jack’s gone back today.