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Thread #23696   Message #1884070
Posted By: skarpi
12-Nov-06 - 04:12 PM
Thread Name: Whistling Gypsy - prejudice?
Subject: RE: Whistling Gypsy - prejudice?
Hallo all , I heard that this a Scottish song , who some Irishman
took over to Ireland ?? but thats the story ,,

but I sang it like this

The whistling gypsy came over the hill
Down through the valley so shady,
He whistled and he sang
'til the greenwoods rang,
And he won the heart of a lady.

Chorus:
Ah-re-do, ah-re-dora day,
Ah-re-do, ah-re-da-ay
He whistled and he sang
'til the greenwoods rang,
And he won the heart of a lady.

She left her father's castle gates
She left her own true lover
She left her servants and her state
To follow the gypsy rover.

Viðlag.

Her father saddled up his fastest steed
And roamed the valleys all over
Sought his daughter at great speed
And the whistling gypsy rover.

Viðlag.

He came at last to a mansion fine,
Down by the river Claydee
And there was music and there was wine,
For the gypsy and his lady.

Viðlag.

"He is no gypsy, my father" she said
"But lord of these lands all over,
And I shall stay 'til my dying day
With my whistling gypsy rover."

Viðlag

but its only me

All the best Skarpi Iceland