The McDonald Boys Ballad
The McDonald Cousins themselves lived on in perpetuity via a ballad which commemorated their story. Here are the last two stanzas:
May God forgive those Kitchen boys
For all their crimes through life;
‘N’ sheriff Rupright’s days be bright,
He protected us that night.
For he was brave and manly,
His heart was stout and proud.
But he was forced to yield (that night)
Before so fierce a crowd.
Now the jail is broke and the mob is in,
And there’s one more word to say.
Send a letter to our dear mother
Who’s home in Canaday.
It will make her feel heartbroken
And fill her heart with pain.
For to think she never more shall see
Her darling boys again.