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Thread #23696   Message #299526
Posted By: Áine
17-Sep-00 - 08:24 PM
Thread Name: Whistling Gypsy - prejudice?
Subject: Lyr Add: WHISTLING GYPSY ^^^
Dear Roger,

I have a different set of words that Carol, and these are the ones that are closest to the lyrics that I know in the Irish. I guess you can sing both sets to the tune that you know and see which set of words fits.

A gypsy rover came over the hill,
Into the valley shady,
He whistled and he sang 'till the green woods rang,
And he won the heart of a lady.

She left her father's castle gate,
She left her own true lover,
She left her servants and her estate,
To follow her gypsy rover.

Refrain:
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-doo-dah-day,
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-day-dee,
He whistled and he sang 'till the green woods rang,
And he won the heart of a lady.

Her father mounted his fastest steed,
And searched the valley all over,
He sought his daughter at great speed,
And the whistling gypsy rover.

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

Refrain

"He is no gypsy, Father," she cried,
"But lord of these lands all over,"
"And I shall stay 'till my dying day,"
"In the arms of my gypsy rover."

Refrain ^^^