Mudcat Café message #1153989 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68481   Message #1153989
Posted By: Hillheader
04-Apr-04 - 05:04 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Gypsies (Cathal McConnell, Child #200)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE GYPSIES (child #200)
It may be

"Then Charles puts spurs into his horse"

Here is another vesion.

There were three gipsies, they lived in the East
Any they were braw and bonny oh
And they sang so sweet, so very, very sweet,
They charmed the heart of a lady oh.

She gave to them the sparkling wine,
She gave to them the brandy too
And the gay gold ring that the lady wore
She gave it to the dark-eyed gipsy oh.

When the lord of the castle came home
He enquired for his lady oh,
- She's gone, she's gone, said the brave servant boy,
She's away with the dark-eyed gipsy oh.

Charles then put spurs to his horse
And off he rode so speedily too
Until he fell in with his gay wedded love
Along with the dark-eyed gipsy oh.

Are you going to forsake your house and land?
Are you going to forsake your children three?
Are you going to forsake your wedded love
And go with the dark-eyed gipsy oh?


- what cares I for my house and home?
What cares I for my children three
For I lay last night in a fine feather bed
In the arms of a dark-eyed gipsy oh.