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Lyr Req: The Gypsy's Wedding Day

GUEST,Fast eddy 06 Jan 03 - 04:45 PM
masato sakurai 06 Jan 03 - 06:45 PM
Jim Dixon 19 Dec 11 - 12:15 PM
GUEST,Captain Swing 19 Dec 11 - 12:22 PM
GUEST,Captain Swing 19 Dec 11 - 12:24 PM
GUEST,Captain Swing 19 Dec 11 - 12:29 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 19 Dec 11 - 01:30 PM
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Subject: The Gypsy's wedding day
From: GUEST,Fast eddy
Date: 06 Jan 03 - 04:45 PM

There is a lot of chat about this song ,but I can't pin down the lyrics. Starts with 'there was a wedding on the 3rd of December.I heard it by a German band and it goes at a furious pace, anybody help?


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Subject: RE: The Gypsy's wedding day
From: masato sakurai
Date: 06 Jan 03 - 06:45 PM

That sounds like a different song from The Gypsy Maid (The Gypsy's Wedding Day), a version of which is THE LITTLE GYPSY GIRL.
~Masato


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GYPSY'S WEDDING DAY (from Burl Ives)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 12:15 PM

THE GYPSY'S WEDDING DAY
As sung by Burl Ives on "Sings His Favorites" (1996)

As I was a-walkin' down a London street,
A handsome young gypsy gal at first I chanced to meet.
I viewed her pretty brown eyes; I knowed I loved her well.
Says I, "My little gypsy girl, can you my fortune tell?
Can you my fortune tell? Can you my fortune tell?"
Says I, "My little gypsy girl, can you my fortune tell?"

"Oh, yes, sir; oh, please, sir, hold out to me your hand.
You have many a fine fortune in many a far-off land.
You've courted many fine ladies; you've thrown them all aside.
It is a little gypsy girl that is to be your bride.
That is to be your bride, that is to be your bride,
It is a little gypsy girl that is to be your bride."

I took her; I led her to my cottage by the shore,
Where servants stood waiting to open up the door.
The bells they did ring and the music they did play,
For 'twas the celebration of the gypsy's weddin' day.
The gypsy's weddin' day, oh, the gypsy's weddin' day,
It was the celebration of the gypsy's weddin' day.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Gypsy's Wedding Day
From: GUEST,Captain Swing
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 12:22 PM

This was published in a collection of Lincolnshire folk songs around the late 60s/early 70s. I think it's likely that it was recorded by The Broadside from Grimsby.

Here is the missing first verse.

My father is the king of the Gypsies that is true
My mother she sent me out, some camping for to do
They put a pack upon my back and all did wish me well
So I set of to London some fortunes for to tell
Some fortunes for to tell, some fortunes for to tell
So I set of to London some fortunes for to tell


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Gypsy's Wedding Day
From: GUEST,Captain Swing
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 12:24 PM

That should be, "So I set off to London" not "of"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Gypsy's Wedding Day
From: GUEST,Captain Swing
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 12:29 PM

More info http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/~zierke/joseph.taylor/songs/thegipsysweddingday.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Gypsy's Wedding Day
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 01:30 PM

The lyrics for the song the OP requested (all those years ago!) are available here: Gipsies' Wedding Day - lyricsmania

Mick


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