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Monday, September 26, 2011

The Gypsy Laddie/Raggle Taggle Gypsy/Black Jack David - Cliff Carlisle/The Carter Family/Woody Guthrie/Warren Smith/The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem/The Corrie Folk Trio/The Highwaymen/Davy Graham/Buffy Sainte Marie/Martin Carthy/The Fotheringay/The Incredible String Band/Arlo Guthrie/Taj Hahal/Steeleye Span/The Golden Bough/Arany Zoltán/The Water Boys/Bob Dylan

The Gypsy Laddie
(Other titles, please ref. link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Raggle_Taggle_Gypsy )

An English lord came home one night,
Inquir-ring for his lady,
The servants said on every hand,
She's gone with the gypsy laddie.

Go saddle up my milk, white steed,
Go saddle me up my brownie
And I will ride both night and day,
Till I overtake my bonnie.

Oh he rode east and he rode west,
And at last he found her,
She was lying on the green, green grass,
And the gypsy's arms all around her.

Oh, how can you leave your house and land
How can you leave our money,
How can your leave your rich young lord,
To be a gypsy's bonnie.

How can you leave your house and land,
How can you leave your baby,
How can you leave your rich young lord,
To be a gypsy's lady.

Oh, come go home with me, my dear,
Come home and be my lover,
I'll furnish you with a room so neat,
With a silken bed and covers.

I won't go home with you, kind sir,
Nor will I be your lover,
I care not for your rooms so neat,
Or your silken bed or your cover.

It's I can leave my house and land,
And I can leave my baby,
I'm a-goin' to roam this world around
And be a gypsy's lady.

Oh, soon this lady changed her mind,
Her clothes grew old and faded,
Her hose and shoes came off her feet,
And left them bare and naked.

Just what befell this lady now,
I think it worth relating,
Her gypsy found another lass,
And left her heart a-breakin'

Raggle Taggle Gypsie

There were three old gypsies; came to our hall door 
They came brave and bold-ee, oh 
And there's one sang high and the other sang low 
And the lady sang the raggle taggle gypsie, oh

It was upstairs and downstairs, the lady went 
Put on her suit of leather, oh 
It was the cry all around the door 
She's away with the raggle taggle gypsy, oh

It was late that night when the Lord came in 
Inquiring for his lady, oh 
The servant girl, she replied to the Lord 
She's away with the raggle taggle gypsy, oh

Oh, then saddle for me 
Me' milk, white steed 
Me' big horse is not speedy, oh 
Tonight I'll ride to the wide open field 
And it's there that I'll spy my lady, oh

So he rode east. 
He rode west 
He rode north and south also 
It was when he rode to the wide open field 
It was there that he spied his lady, oh

Oh, why did you leave your house and your land 
Why did you leave your money, oh 
And why did you leave your only wedded Lord 
To be off with the raggle taggle gypsy, oh

What do I care for me house and me land 
What do I care for money, oh 
And what do I care for me only wedded Lord
I'm away with the raggle taggle gypsy, oh

Last night you slept in a goose, feather bed 
The blankets drawn so comely, oh 
Tonight you'll lie in the wide open field 
In the arms of the raggle taggle gypsy, oh

You're a - what do I care for a goose, feather bed 
What do I care for blankets, oh 
And you're a-what do I care for me only wedded Lord 
I'm away with the raggle taggle gypsy, oh

So he rode east, 
She rode west 
He rode high and I rode low
Well, I'd rather have a kiss of a yellow gypsy's lips 
Than all of your cash and your money, oh

There were three old gypsies came to our hall door 
They came brave and bold-ee, oh
And there's one sang high and the other sang low 
And the lady sang the raggle taggle gypsy, oh