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Lyr Add: Gypsy Dance (Spanish)

27 Jul 11 - 07:27 AM (#3196471)
Subject: Lyr Add: GYPSY DANCE (Spanish)
From: Nigel Parsons

GYPSY DANCE
Words: Kate T Sizer
A Spanish folk song


With the free blue sky above us
And the green-sward 'neath our feet
We poor gypsies envy no-one.
And our wand'ring life is sweet
For the forest is our shelter,
And each green tree is our tent.
And when dancing in the sunshine,
Oh how blithely hours are spent.

Chorus
So dance faster, faster, faster,
So dance faster comrades gay
In the sunlight, in the moonlight,
We will dance the hours away.

Tho' no gold is in our pockets
Yet our hearts from care are free.
If we are not lords of acres,
We are kings where-e're we be.
And our palace, we can build it
By the moorland on the hill;
And we gaily hold our revels
In the sunshine, at our will.

Chorus

They may tell of winter tempests
And of sorrow or ill chance;
We will grieve when grief comes hither,
But today we gaily dance.
And the green leaves dance around us.
And the wild birds music make;
So in summer and in sunshine
We will gypsy pleasures take.

Chorus

NP
From: Folk Songs of Many Lands
Collected by J Spencer Curwen

Click to play

(MIDI from leeneia)


27 Jul 11 - 08:24 AM (#3196491)
Subject: Tune Add: GYPSY DANCE (Spanish)
From: Nigel Parsons

X: 1
T: Gypsy Dance
M: 3/8
L: 1/8
O: Spanish
Z: NP 27/7/2011
K: C
zEE| e2 e| e2d | d2c | z Bc | e B2 | c A2 | (^G2 E) |
zEE| e2 e| e2d | d2c | z Bc | e B2 | c A2 | (^G2 E) |
zE^G | B2 ^G | zAB | A2^G | z AB | cA2 | BG2 | (F2E)|
zE^G | B2 ^G | zAB | A2^G | z AB | cA2 | BG2 | (F2E)|
zEE | e2e | e2d | d2c | z Bc | eB2 | cA2 | (^G2E)
zEE | e2e | e2d | d2c | z Bc | eB2 | d2 c | (A3 | A) zz ||

ABC fixed....I think. Did I do it right, Nigel? -Joe-


27 Jul 11 - 10:25 AM (#3196570)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Dance (Spanish)
From: Jack Campin

Does it really end on a G natural?


27 Jul 11 - 11:35 AM (#3196597)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Dance (Spanish)
From: GUEST,leeneia

Thanks very much, Nigel. What interesting music! (But I think it's supposed to end on an A.)

I've downloaded it and will try it out on my various instruments.


27 Jul 11 - 11:54 AM (#3196611)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Dance (Spanish)
From: Nigel Parsons

I'll retry it tonight, at home.
I'm still getting to grips with ABC.
Watch for corrections!


28 Jul 11 - 05:47 AM (#3197155)
Subject: Tune Add: GYPSY DANCE (Spanish)
From: Nigel Parsons

As above, the tune should end on the 'A'.
If a mud-elf can delete/annotate the first posting I would be grateful:

Cheers
Nigel

X: 1
T: Gypsy Dance
M: 3/8
L: 1/8
O: Spanish
Z: NP 28/7/2011
K: C
zEE| e2 e| e2d | d2c | z Bc | e B2 | c A2 | (^G2 E) |
zEE| e2 e| e2d | d2c | z Bc | e B2 | c A2 | (^G2 E) |
zE^G | B2 ^G | zAB | A2^G | z AB | cA2 | BG2 | (F2E)|
zE^G | B2 ^G | zAB | A2^G | z AB | cA2 | BG2 | (F2E)|
zEE | e2e | e2d | d2c | z Bc | eB2 | cA2 | (^G2E)
zEE | e2e | e2d | d2c | z Bc | eB2 | d2 c | (A3 | A) zz ||


28 Jul 11 - 05:48 AM (#3197156)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Dance (Spanish)
From: Nigel Parsons

Sorry mud elves, I meant the first posting of the tune!


28 Jul 11 - 11:34 AM (#3197300)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Dance (Spanish)
From: GUEST,leeneia

Too bad about the correction, but I'm sure people will understand.

I like this dance so much that I made a MIDI for recorder and guitar. If Joe is available, it should appear here soon.


28 Jul 11 - 01:17 PM (#3197368)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Dance (Spanish)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Nigel, did the Curwen book give the Spanish title?


28 Jul 11 - 03:35 PM (#3197461)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Dance (Spanish)
From: Joe Offer

Oooh, I love this tune! Leeneia sent me a MIDI, and it's a really good one. Thanks for this, and for all the MIDI files you have sent us over the years, leeneia. This is very familiar to me - have there been symphonic settings of this tune?
Curwen's Folk Songs of Many Lands was published in 1911 and is available for download or viewing at Google Books. Curwen calls the song "Gypsy Dance," and identifies it as a Spanish folk song with words by Kate T. Sizer - no Spanish title given, unfortunately.

Click to play


30 Jul 11 - 10:02 PM (#3198853)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Dance (Spanish)
From: GUEST,leeneia

I'm glad you like it, Joe.

I love those unexpected D minors.

Thanks again, Nigel.

I tried to change that harsh, piano sound to a flute sound. It's better that way, I think.


28 Sep 14 - 12:34 PM (#3664262)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Dance (Spanish)
From: GUEST,P

This is so good to hear after many years. I'm 67 now and the last time I sang it I was about 10 years old and I've always remembered it. My school class used to sing it with our music teacher playing on piano.

Thanks, Pam


28 Sep 14 - 01:10 PM (#3664269)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Dance (Spanish)
From: Monique

The Spanish title is "El vito". Gerardo Garciacano's rendition, Montserrat Caballe's. Spanish Wiki entry with the most well-known verses as the song can be sung with different sets of lyrics.


29 Sep 14 - 01:23 PM (#3664492)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Dance (Spanish)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Thanks for the Wikipedia (Spanish) entry for this Andalusian song, Monique. These are the first lyrics from that entry.
The dance is Andalusian, not Gipsy, but songs/dances from that region are often called "Gipsy" in transcriptions.
I couldn't find the verses in Marin, Cantos populares Españoles

Lyr. Add: EL VITO
Andalusian Dance/song

Con el vito vito viene
con el vito vito va.
Con el vito vito viene
con el vito vito va.
No me mires a la cara
que me pongo colorá.

Una cordobesa fue
a Sevilla a ver los toros
y a la mitad del camino
la cautivaron los moros.

Las solteras son de oro,
las casadas son de plata,
las viudas son de cobre
y las Viejas de hojalata.

Yo no quiero que me mires
que me pongo colorá.

Una vieja vale un real
y una muchacha dos quartos,
y yo como soy tan pobre
me voy a lo más barato.

Con el vito vito viene
con el vito vito va.
Con el vito vito viene
con el vito vito va.
No me jaga usté cosquillas

que me pongo colorá.

The above adaption for song and piano by Fernando J. Obradors in his Canciones Clásicas Españolas.


29 Sep 14 - 04:20 PM (#3664523)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Dance (Spanish)
From: Monique

It can be found in "Las canciones del pueblo español" de J. de Juan del Aguila, page 44, score and some lyrics. Instead of "Una cordobesa fue a Sevilla a ver los toros" it goes "Una malagueña fue..." but I once received an email at MLW by a guy from Cordoba town hall saying that the song (El vito) picked up by Federico García in his famous anthology originated in Cordoba and can be found as "Una cordobesa fue a Sevilla a ver los toros" in all versions, not as "una malagueña fue...", that this second version was sometimes sung by Adelfa Soto on the Costa del Sol because of the touristic importance of the area, but it's not historically accurate.


14 Jun 15 - 11:47 AM (#3716549)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gypsy Dance (Spanish)
From: GUEST,Lewis

You can also find the tune or variants in eg
http://www.amazon.com/Quinto-Regimiento-The-Fifth-Regiment/dp/B000S3ANQU