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Lyr Req: Gypsy (Ian Scott Massie)

Darlodave 23 May 09 - 01:35 AM
Commander Crabbe 23 May 09 - 07:42 AM
Mallee 23 May 09 - 08:17 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 23 May 09 - 11:55 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 23 May 09 - 11:57 PM
Commander Crabbe 24 May 09 - 07:49 PM
Darlodave 24 May 09 - 08:49 PM
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romany man 25 May 09 - 04:00 PM
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Charley Noble 26 May 09 - 10:16 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 26 May 09 - 11:52 PM
Jim Dixon 28 May 09 - 08:11 AM
Darlodave 29 May 09 - 01:40 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Gypsy
From: Darlodave
Date: 23 May 09 - 01:35 AM

Can anyone provide the song lyrics for'Gypsy' by ????Scott-Massey.
Cannot recall his first but believe now resides in Masham, North Yorks.
Thanks


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Subject: Lyr Add: GYPSY (Ralph McTell)
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 23 May 09 - 07:42 AM

Is this it?

GYPSY
(Ralph McTell)

Our fathers out of India come
And stopped where they found water
And the gadgo boys with their greedy eyes
Coveted our daughters, coveted our daughters.
And the moon shone into the seas across the palms with silver
There was music that night in the dark campsite
And the music made you shiver; to be the gypsy.

La, la, la, la, etc.

Across the deserts our fathers come
With dancing boy, and bear, and drum
And the gadgo boys with their greedy eyes
Coveted our freedom, coveted our freedom.
And we fit in your landscape as the sixth to the five senses
But the pastures close as the cowboy knows
And the world's cut up by fences, to catch the gypsy.

La, la, la, la, etc.

And the colours fade on the caravans
And old roads bend in change
And the vigilantes move us on
But still we do remain, and while we do remain
Your ways only keep us on the paths we have chosen.
When it's cold at night, and the fire won't light
And the children's hands are frozen, and it's hard to be the gypsy.

La, la, la, la, etc.

Oh, the fire that burns, the cage, the key, the dancer of delight,
The flame that burns behind your eyes
Yet flickers in your sight, flickers in your sight.
And you may die of cold because the ways that you have chosen
Has warmed your hands, but not your heart and left your poor soul frozen.
Let the gypsy dance.

La, la, la, la, la, etc.

Now if the gypsy cannot dance, in your heart you may discover
That the flame needs air to burn, and soon it'll be all over.
If the gypsy cannot dance, in your heart you may discover
That the flame needs air to burn, and soon it'll be all over.

Now if the gypsy cannot dance, in your heart you may discover
That the flame needs air to burn, and soon it'll be all over.
If the gypsy cannot dance, in your heart you may discover
That the flame needs air to burn, and soon it'll be all over.

Now if the gypsy cannot dance, in your heart you may discover
That the flame needs air to burn, and soon it'll be all over.
If the gypsy cannot dance, in your heart you may discover
That the flame needs air to burn, and soon it'll be all over.

Gypsy by Ralph McTell

CC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy
From: Mallee
Date: 23 May 09 - 08:17 PM

Thanks for the lyrics i always sang Georgia Boys Do you know the meaning of gadgo?? Great Song i used dropped D tuning and got pretty close to the original. The words India Come i somehow tied together my wrong interpretation was Indiacalm. The folk process at work


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 May 09 - 11:55 PM

gadjp- someone who is not gipsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 May 09 - 11:57 PM

gadjo!
Used disparagingly.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 24 May 09 - 07:49 PM

No problemo, Q just about sums it up for gadjo which is sometimes pronounced gouger which might be where you get Georgia.

Also if my memory serves me well from Ralph's version "dark campsite" may be "cold starlight" take your pick, both will work.

CC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy
From: Darlodave
Date: 24 May 09 - 08:49 PM

No guys, unfortunately that's not the one.
First line I know is:-
When we first came to this country, where the open roads do lie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy
From: Mallee
Date: 24 May 09 - 09:27 PM

A non Gypsy is also a Diddychye (did-e-kye)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy
From: romany man
Date: 25 May 09 - 04:00 PM

we calls em gorgas


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy
From: Darlodave
Date: 25 May 09 - 11:38 PM

Hi guys its the lyrics I would like please not different names for gypsies.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 May 09 - 10:16 PM

Darlodave-

The process here is sometimes meandering but it will eventually bare fruit, or not.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 May 09 - 11:52 PM

I believe the song sought is not about Romany but about traveling a new road. Something vaguely comes to mind, about wandering like a gypsy-

The problem perhaps is jumping to an answer without reading the question.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GYPSY (Ian Scott Massie)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 May 09 - 08:11 AM

You can hear the complete song at the web site of The Gallery, Masham, North Yorkshire. Here's my transcription:


THE GYPSY
Ian Scott Massie

1. When first came to this country where the open roads did lie,
Above us hung a gypsy trail of clouds across the sky,
And we followed them by ragged fells and high on open moor,
And every night did different stars shone bright above our door.

CHORUS: From the rolling streams of India to Albion's pleasant land,
The stars shone down on the trailers and on all our travelling band.
We followed every rolling road to the north and to the sun,
But the night falls around the travelling man [or "band"?]; the gypsy's days are gone.

2. And they say that out of Egypt we brought the second sight,
For the wanting of a silver coin to see through darkest night,
And our ways were hung with mystery and our heads were hung with curls,
And we scraped out songs on the fiddle strings full of life and laughter and girls.

3. And for centuries we wandered, trading fortunes for our gold.
Our touch lay strong on the horse's blood, though the harness now lies cold,
And one by one my brothers have driven roots into the soil,
And now the day is come when we take the open road no more.

4. We are moved out every country and they destroy our life when they can
Hitler gave us gas to breathe, and we're cut down when we make our stand.
Freedom is the rich man's word; you can [or "can't"?] fence it off like the land,
And they will grind us into the dust without trying to understand.

LAST CHORUS ENDS: ... the days are almost gone.

[From Ian Scott Massie's album "Colours in My Life".]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy
From: Darlodave
Date: 29 May 09 - 01:40 AM

Thats the one Jim, many thanks indeed, must make a visit once again to Masham when I'm home again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy (Ian Scott Massie)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 09:04 AM

Hi

glad you found the lyrics. Any problems with any others please contact me via www.ianscottmassie.com

Cheers

Ian Scott Massie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy (Ian Scott Massie)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 09:26 AM

Hi Ian - Long time No See !

Terry Silver


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy (Ian Scott Massie)
From: Darlodave
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 02:10 AM

Hi Ian
Thats very kind of you on your offer, that really makes me want to get to Masham. I sing 'The Gypsy' when home at my local folk club and always goes down well. Presently overseas but will visit in August.
Thanks once more.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy (Ian Scott Massie)
From: nickp
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 04:09 AM

Hi Scott, Brought back all sorts of memories of days in Durham. By chance I was in Masham earlier this year but hadn't realised you were there. I shall be up there again within the next year and will try and catch up with you. Nick Pilley


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy (Ian Scott Massie)
From: nickp
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 04:35 AM

Now I have an "earworm" - Scott's "Baby Sunshine" -

"Without you my sunshine breakfast would be little more than cornflakes..."


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