The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23696 Message #1511292
Posted By: InOBU
27-Jun-05 - 07:19 PM
Thread Name: Whistling Gypsy - prejudice?
Subject: RE: Whistling Gypsy - prejudice?
That is one verson of the song, the ones I like, the girl leaves the rich Gyjzo and runs off with the Romanichal...
If you read the thread with care, you would see, lo these many years ago, we were saying, know the history not censor the songs... the history is that back to the middle ages Roma in western Europe where hanged for breathing the air... adds a touch of irony to the song, n'est pas?
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