Dark Eyed Gypsies

Dark Eyed Gypsies
Last night I layed on a down feather bed,
With the children all around me O,
And now I’m on a cold bed o straw,
’Long with the charming gypsies O.
From the singing of Danny Brazil 12 May 1966 and Lemmy Brazil 29 September 1967 (Springthyme 66.6.10 & 67.6.29). In: Shepheard, Peter. Folk Songs and Ballads of the Brazil Family of Gloucester (1967).


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They sang so sweet and bonnie O,
They sang so sweet . . . . . .
They charmed the heart of a lady O.

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Up then spoke the old servant man,
“He’s gone following up the dark-eyed gypsies O.”

“Why did you leave your house and your land?
Why did you leave your children O?
Why did you leave your lovely wedded wife,
To go following the draggle-tailed gypsies O”

“I’ve got houses and I’ve got lands,
I’ve got heaps of money O;
I’ve left it all with my lovely wedded wife,
To go following the dark-eyed gypsies O.”

Last night I layed on a down feather bed,
With the children all around me O,
And now I’m on a cold bed o straw,
’Long with the charming gypsies O.
And tonight I lays on a cold bed o straw
’Long with the dark-eyed gypsies O.


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