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Thread #68481   Message #3886949
Posted By: GUEST
05-Nov-17 - 05:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Gypsies (Cathal McConnell, Child #200)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsies (Cathal McConnell, Child #200)
Yes, Roberto, the name of the lord of the castle is Giles, not Charles. And yes, the lyrics are "She is gone, she is gone". The second "she is gone" is correct. Repetition lends emphasis. Also, you have a typo. The lord of the castle "inquired for his lady O". You have "equired". Your transcription by and large is excellent.

I use this song when I teach a professional ethics course in a psychoanalytic institute. (Interject huh! or WTF? here if you like.) In class, we discuss the ethics of learning to work with someone whom you may not like, whose values you may not like. And I ask the students, if the lord, the lady, or the gypsy came to you, would you be able to work with any of them? Or would you have problems working with any of them?