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Lyr/Chords Req: Seven Yellow Gypsies (Nic Jones)

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Subject: Nic Jones- Seven Yellow Gypsies
From: GUEST,Neil Comer
Date: 25 May 00 - 05:47 PM

From, 'In search of Nic Jones.' I haven't a clue about the tuning or chords. Help


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Nic Jones- Seven Yellow Gypsi
From: john c
Date: 26 May 00 - 02:18 AM

Lyrics, chords, etc to most of Nic Jones songs,including Seven Yellow Gipsies,can be found here. (If I can get this Blue Clicky Thing to work!)
Click here
J.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Nic Jones- Seven Yellow Gypsi
From: GUEST,Neil Comer
Date: 26 May 00 - 09:15 AM

Thanks, I've seen that site, but I still can't get the tuning/chords for the Seven Yellow Gypsies


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Nic Jones- Seven Yellow Gypsi
From: Pinetop Slim
Date: 26 May 00 - 10:33 AM

That's a neat site JohnC. (I like to avoid thread creep, but it helped satisfy my curiosity, at least a little, about Annie Briggs. Thanks).


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Nic Jones- Seven Yellow Gypsi
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 26 May 00 - 10:41 AM

Though useful in some respects, a lot of the song texts given are not those actually used by the performers, but quite different versions lifted wholesale from the DT, which is less than helpful to my mind, since, so far as I can see, this is not made plain by the maintainer(s) of the site.  Still, it's a start.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Nic Jones- Seven Yellow Gypsi
From: MMario
Date: 26 May 00 - 10:58 AM

I don't know "Seven Yellow Gypsies" but if, as the previous mentioned site implies, it is a variant on "Gypsy Davy" or "Raggle Taggle Gypsies"; then this file may help you. songwrite tune

url=http://www.numachi.com/~rickheit/dtrad/sw/GYPLADD2.tun


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Nic Jones- Seven Yellow Gypsi
From: Wolfgang
Date: 26 May 00 - 11:04 AM

Malcolm,
on that site there's this note (heading 'Site Info'):

"To get this site started with at least some lyrics, the traditional lyrics from Digitrad (The Digital Tradition Database) has been raided. This site's artist may or may not sing the same version as that published by Digitrad (probably not, in fact)."

But I admit the first few times I had been on that site I havent' found this note and I'd much prefer to have the information (e.g., 'as sung by Nic Jones' or 'related version from Digitrad') directly with the song.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Nic Jones- Seven Yellow Gypsi
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 26 May 00 - 11:10 AM

Wolfgang:

Thanks for pointing that out; evidently I was doing them an injustice.  As you say, though, they might have made it more clear.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Nic Jones- Seven Yellow Gypsi
From: GUEST,Dan - Nova Scotia
Date: 26 May 00 - 11:11 AM

G'day,

As far as I can figure out Nic has used a c modal type tuning, one he also uses for Hardiman the Fiddler, (although Ibelieve he tuned the guitar to a b or bflat modal.

That means the guitar from the 6 to the 1 string is c,g,c,g,c,d. He also uses this tuning for Canadee-i-o. AS far as the chords they can be found but it will take a bit of time.

All the best


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Nic Jones- Seven Yellow Gypsi
From: Peg
Date: 26 May 00 - 11:32 AM

Cordelia's Dad recorded a version of this many years ago. I may still have the tape somewhere...or if you are desperate I could sing it for ya into a tape...

their arrangement is quite unlike anything I had ever heard regarding these songs before (including Black Jack Davey, Raggle Taggle Gypsy, etc.)--very rhythmic and upbeat and dark...


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Subject: Lyr Add: SEVEN YELLOW GYPSIES (from Nic Jones)
From: Saffron_Kerlilox
Date: 31 May 00 - 06:49 PM

I spoke to Rufus who does the Nic Jones web page and he has a re-vamped site in beta which he has just uploaded and virtually all the Nic Jones lyrics are now transcribed from the albums. It is here and the only snag is it is now frames/javascript and requires 1024X728 resolution. From it these are the Gypsy lyrics:

There were seven gypsies all of a row
And they sang neat and bonny-Oh
Sang so neat and they're so complete
They stole the heart of a lady

She's kicked off her high heel shoes
Made of a Spanish leather
And she's put on an old pair of brouges
To follow the gypsy laddie

Late at night her lord come home
And he's enquiring for his lady
And his servant's down on his knees and said
She's away with the seven gypsies

He's ridden o'er the high high hills
Till he come to the morning
And there he's found his own dear wife
And she's in the arms of the seven gypsies

Well, last night I slept in a feather bed
And the sheets and the blankets around me
Tonight I slept in the cold open fields
In the arms of me seven gypsies

Seven gypsies all of a row
And they sang neat and bonny-Oh
Sang so neat that they all were hanged
For the stealing of a famous lady


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Subject: Lyr Add: SEVEN YELLOW GYPSIES
From: Peg
Date: 01 Jun 00 - 12:16 PM

Nice to see those lyrics; here, for what they are worth, are what I rememeber of the version by Cordelia's Dad:

Oh there were seven yellow gypisies all in a row
None of them lame or lazy-oh
And they sang so sweet and they sang so complete
That they stole the heart of a lady-oh

They sang sweet and they sang shrill
Til fast her tears began to swell
Now she's laid down her silken gown
All her gold and all her jewelry-oh

And she's taken off her high-heeled shoes
all made of Spanish leather-oh
and she's walked the through the streets in her cold, bare feet
To run away with the seven yellow gypsies-oh

I forget the exact words of the next few verses but it ends with the same BlackJack Davey style call and response between the woman and her husband:

"How can you leave your goosefeather bed
with the sheets turned down so bravely-oh?
And how can you lie on the cold hard ground
All along with the seven yellow gypsies oh?"

"What care I for my goosefeather bed?
with the sheets turned down so bravely-oh?
For tonight I shall lie on the cold hard ground
All along with the seven yellow gypsies-oh?"

"How can you leave your house and your lands?
How can you leave your treasure, oh?
and how can you leave your new-wedded lord
to run away with the seven yellow gypsies-oh?

"What care I for your house and your lands
What care I for your treasure-oh?
Oh I wouldn't trade a kiss from a gypsy's lips
For all your gold nor all your money-oh."

The suggestion that she sleeps with not just one gypsy but quite possibly all seven of them is deliciously subversive!

peg


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Nic Jones- Seven Yellow Gypsi
From: Wolfgang
Date: 05 Jun 00 - 04:48 AM

Saffron,
thanks a lot for pointing out the new format of the site. It is a definite improvement of an already great resource both in from and content.

Wolfgang


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Subject: Chord Req: Nick jones
From: GUEST,Huwster
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 07:03 PM

Hi i am a 17 year old nick jones fan and i would like the chords for Seven Gypsys. can you help.
Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Nick jones
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 07:38 PM

Not directly (and don't forget that it's Nic, not Nick) but Mike Raven had something useful to say about the tuning used. ( http://www.freefolk.com/nicjones.htm ):

"I asked Nic which tuning he used for his arrangement of Seven Yellow Gypsies. He was not quite sure but thinks it was D G D G C D  (G tuning with the 2nd string up to C)."

There's a start at least.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Nick Jones - Seven Gypsies
From: Chris Green
Date: 25 Nov 05 - 01:16 PM

Old thread but worth a refresh! I worked the tuning out as modal C (CGCGCD) and it appears to use a lot of the same shapes as Canadee-I-O which is tabbed here! I have it tabbed but in Sibelius. However, if anyone is at any of the festivals Isambarde are at this year, I'd be happy to show it to them!


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Subject: Tab for Nic Jones 7 Yellow Gypsies pls?
From: pavane
Date: 17 Jul 06 - 04:23 AM

Does anyone have guitar tab for the version of Nic Jones's Seven Yellow Gypsies, which is on 'In search of Nic Jones'?


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Subject: RE: Tab for Nic Jones 7 Yellow Gypsies pls?
From: pavane
Date: 18 Jul 06 - 11:19 AM

Refresh (just once)


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Subject: RE: Tab for Nic Jones 7 Yellow Gypsies pls?
From: Chris Green
Date: 18 Jul 06 - 11:43 AM

It's in CGCGCD and a lot of the chord shapes are the same as the ones in Canadee-I-O
(tab here). I don't know how to make my computer write tab, but I hope that helps!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Tab for Nic Jones 7 Yellow Gypsies pls?
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 18 Jul 06 - 11:47 AM

Nothing is published on this song, as far as I know. Here's a Mike Raven article on styles and tunings that might help a bit here. .


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Subject: RE: Tab for Nic Jones 7 Yellow Gypsies pls?
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 18 Jul 06 - 11:52 AM

Sorry bouzouki, are we playing C modal snap? When I find In Search Of which isn't where it should be I'll play it and let you know if he's tuned down or not.


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Subject: RE: Tab for Nic Jones 7 Yellow Gypsies pls?
From: pavane
Date: 19 Jul 06 - 01:42 AM

Thanks, I will have a look at that.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Seven Yelow Gypsies (from Nic Jones
From: GUEST,TomGandalph
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 08:35 AM

Did anyone ever figure this tune out?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Seven Yelow Gypsies (from Nic Jones)
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 09:30 AM

Mmmmmm you just play it - pretty easy really! Almost as easy as Apache which was the first tune I worked out 49 years ago!!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Seven Yelow Gypsies (from Nic Jones
From: TomGandalph
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 09:05 PM

The only way I can just play it is on record! ;) Just playing it on guitar, though, is puzzling to me...How 'bout a chord shape to start me off? Am I the only one stumped?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Seven Yellow Gypsies (Nic Jones)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 06:00 AM

William Glenn Basic Cords in concert tuning. Can anyone please help me I would like to play this in standard tuning.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Seven Yelow Gypsies (from Nic Jones)
From: GUEST,Peter T
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 09:03 AM

Very old threat, but I'm trying to work this one out at the moment. I'm no expert, but from a little bit of messing about, I think this is played in c modal, capo 3rd fret, if that helps anyone. Try it and see, someone with a bit more skill might be able to confirm or disconfirm.


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