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Thread #24594   Message #282852
Posted By: rabbitrunning
22-Aug-00 - 08:29 PM
Thread Name: Girl Scout songs - from the fading ditto sheets...
Subject: LYR ADD: Gypsy life

GYPSY LIFE
(also called FARIA)

A gypsy's life is free and gay, o faria,
No taxes need a gypsy pay, o faria.
What care we for wind and damp,
Deep in the woods where we make our camp.
Faria faria faria faria faria

Thirst, it is a cruel thing, o faria,
But we know a clear, cool spring, o faria,
Where the water tastes like wine,
Bubbling up like champagne fine.
Faria faria faria faria faria

When the sun has sunk down low, o faria
In a circle campfires glow. o faria
Nut brown maiden dance within
While I scrape on the old violin.
Faria faria faria faria faria

(girl scouts, Colorado, mid 1960s "faria" is pronounced like "fairy ah")

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