Seven gypsies

Seven gypsies

A traditional 18th century scottish folk somg that originated in the dumfries area of western scotland. There are many varations of this tale with different tunes and verses. Performed here by FullSet

Seven Gypsies
Seven gypsies all of a row
they sang sweet and bonny oh
they sang so neat and so complete
that they stole the heart of a lady oh

She kicked off her high heeled shoes
made of spanish leather oh
then she put on a pair of brogues
and followed the seven gypsies oh

Late that night the lord came home
inquiring for his lady oh
the servant fell upon his knees
she`s away with the seven gypsies oh

Fetch for me my fine white steed
saddle up my pony oh
for i will ride and seek my bride
who`s away with the seven gypsies oh

He rode over high high hills
until he came to morning oh
and then he saw his own dear wife
in the arms of the seven gypsies oh

Last night i slept in my own feather bed
with blankets wrapped around me oh
but tonight i slept in an open field
in the arms of the seven gypsies oh

Seven gypsies all of a row
they sang sweet and bonny oh
they sang so sweet that they got hanged
for the stealing of a famous lady oh

 

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