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Lyr Add: Gypsy Boy (Bob Carpenter)

Stewie 25 Feb 16 - 10:51 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 25 Feb 16 - 11:16 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 25 Feb 16 - 11:25 PM
Jeri 25 Feb 16 - 11:28 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: GYPSY BOY (Bob Carpenter)
From: Stewie
Date: 25 Feb 16 - 10:51 PM

I was unable to find the lyrics for this song on the net so I thought it might be of interest to some if I post my transcription here. Beaut song.

GYPSY BOY
(Bob Carpenter)

The painted lantern circus with the wagons swinging slowly
On a cold October morning on a day that should be holy
Winding through the forest as the sun is just a-breakin'
And I am only seven and a gypsy in the makin'

Winds are blowin' through me and the canvas flaps is tearin'
And the folks is talkin' low now 'cos they don't want me to hear 'em
And uncle says there's trouble with the bulls along the border
And I'm a-wonderin' why and a-wishin' I were older

Many years ago, it seems, and many summers ending
The wagon wheels is rusted and the axles is a-bending
And grandma's bones is bleaching and our hearts is still a-dyin'
But I'm a gypsy boy and there ain't no time for cryin'

Now it's gettin' colder and the air is growin' ugly
And the wolves is getting' bolder and there ain't no sun above me
And I think it's time to move now but I don't know where we're goin'
And I know it won't be long now before it starts to snowin'

Baby's cryin' softly and the women are a-sighin'
And somewhere in the wagon there's a soul that must be dyin'
'Cos the crepe is hangin' black from the window of each lorry
And we'll likely camp at sunset so's the body can be buried

So the carts will rumble till there ain't no road to travel
And I'll listen to the grinding of the wooden wheels on gravel
And the sad songs and the old songs will warm me and will hold me
'Til my head at last grows weary and the arms of sleep enfold me

For I am a gypsy boy and my home is where you find me
For I am a gypsy boy and my home is where you find me


Source: transcription from Bob Carpenter 'Silent Passage' Stony Plain LP SPL 1081

Carpenter's classic and only album may be heard on Youtube:

Gypsy Boy

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Boy
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 25 Feb 16 - 11:16 PM

Works with the tune of "Old Zip Coon," aka "Turkey in the Straw," aka "Wiggle in Her Ads."

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Just the usual questions:

Did YOU write this song? Why, when, where?
If not the above....
Where, When, How, did you first experience it?
Vynal, Tape, live
Location - back bedroom, public show, tape or video?
Geographic location I.E. (Golden Bear, 1968, Huntington Beach CA, or a dead sister's friend's garage in Toronto Canada, 2013


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Boy
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 25 Feb 16 - 11:25 PM

Steele.

You have made a beautiful posting....even lacking a "pedigree" it is a beautiful set of lyrics.

THANK YOU


Sincerely thankful you contributed this song.

Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Boy
From: Jeri
Date: 25 Feb 16 - 11:28 PM

Gargoyle, is there anyone you can get to read Stewie's post to you, and possibly explain what the words mean?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Boy
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 25 Feb 16 - 11:51 PM

Thanks, Jeri,

However, I work as an under toad for Richard Bridge ESQ,...and for conviction...we need a direct confession.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Seriously, who...what is "Bob Carpenter".....here in the U...S...of A (where this forum is hosted and rooted in ) the family name Carpenter, brings up brother and sister, Richard and Karen who lived in Downey, CA.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Boy
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 26 Feb 16 - 12:09 AM

Oh....I see ...

BOB Carpenter Center...at the University of Delewar..."home of the fighting blue hens."

Bob Carpenter Center
Sincerely,
Gargoyle

sorry to be so ignorant of such a great man....and to assume it was more Brit clap trap.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Boy
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Feb 16 - 01:13 AM

Hey, Garg, I am at a loss to know what you are on about - or on!

If you want to know about Bob Carpenter just google 'Bob Carpenter Silent Passage' and you will find a wealth of stuff. There is not much known about his biography, but this brief article on Uncut blog is as good as anywhere to start:

Click

--Stewie.


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