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Lyr Req: Geritol Gypsy as sung by Faith Petric

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Subject: Geritol Gypsy as sung by Faith Petrick
From: GUEST,Tom Meisenheimer
Date: 07 Jun 01 - 10:07 PM

I heard Faith sing this on a PBS special about travelling retirees. I would like the words (and the music too) coyotl@fidnet.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geritol Gypsy as sung by Faith Petri
From: Amergin
Date: 08 Jun 01 - 12:24 AM

I found it right here....

click here

no music for it though.....


Thread #7655   Message #46819
Posted By: Barbara
25-Nov-98 - 08:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: the travelling people by MacColl
Subject: Lyr Add: GERITOL GYPSY (Peter Krug)^^

Hope to answer Steve's question with a song by Peter Krug, called Geritol Gypsy. Faith Petric has recorded this and changed the gender.
n.b. Geritol is a popular senior citizen tonic, supposed to help with 'iron poor blood' and give more energy.

Geritol Gypsy
(Peter Krug)

When I get old and my head turns grey
I know for sure I don't want to stay
At Old Folks Hoax or Leisureville or a condo by the sea
When my work is done and my kids are grown
And my time at last is all my own,
I know just the life I want to lead

Chorus:
I want to be a Geritol Gypsy, drive an RV ten yards long
And roll on down the Interstate, just singing a highway song
I want to be a Geritol Gypsy underneath the open skies
I want to be a Geritol Gypsy till I die.

I want to ramble round from town to town
You never know where I might be found
At a KOA or a roadside rest from Maine to Mexico
So pump me forty gallons, bub,
I want to roll with the Good Sam Club,
Wherever the highway takes me, I want to go!

Chorus

Oh, you won't find me in a rocking chair
On the old park bench, I won't be there
No, I'll be sitting in the pilot house of a tin chateau on wheels
In the mountain morning, in the desert night
A ramblin' Grandad, doin' all right,
Yes, I want to know just how the wild goose feels

Chorus

For so many years I've been so bored
But soon I'll reach my just reward
From the pension plan and the IRA and the Social Security
But the long hard pull at last is done
And, dammit, I'm gonna have some fun
A ramblin' renegade grandpa, that'd be me.

Chorus ^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geritol Gypsy as sung by Faith Petri
From: Amergin
Date: 08 Jun 01 - 12:27 AM

email sent....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geritol Gypsy as sung by Faith Petri
From: Barbara
Date: 08 Jun 01 - 03:17 AM

I can do the dots if needed, or you can order a tape from Peter Krug, the author. PM me if you want the info.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geritol Gypsy as sung by Faith Petri
From: Gypsy
Date: 08 Jun 01 - 11:11 PM

I've got the SO version of dots, if that is helpful.


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