Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Raggle Taggle Gypsy, The

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X:98
T:Raggle Taggle Gypsy, The
R:song
Z:id:hn-song-98
M:2/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=100
K:Ddor
A/G/ | FE D/D/A/G/ | FE D2 |
dd e>d | cA A>
B | cc dA/B/ | c/B/(A/G/) F
D/E/ | F/E/F/G/ A/c/A/G/ | FE D ||
W:There were three old gypsies came to our hall door
W:They came brave and boldly-o
W:The one sang high and the other sang low
W:And the other sang the raggle taggle gypsy-o
W:
W:It was upstairs, downstairs the lady went
W:Put on her suit of leather-o
W:There was a cry all around her door:
W:"She's away with the raggle taggle gypsy-o"
W:
W:It was late that night when the lord came in
W:Enquiring for his lady-o
W:And the servant girl's reply to him was:
W:"She's away with the raggle taggle gypsy-o"
W:
W:"Then saddle for me my milk-white steed
W:my big horse is not speedy-o
W:And I will ride and I'll seek my bride
W:She's away with the raggle taggle gypsy-o"
W:
W:Now he rode east and he rode west
W:He rode north and south also
W:Until he came to a wide open plain
W:It was there that he spied his lady-o
W:
W:"And why did you leave your house and your land?
W:Why did you leave your money-o?
W:And why did you leave your only wedded lord
W:All for the raggle taggle gypsy-o?"
W:
W:"And what do I care for my house and my land?
W:What do I care for money-o?
W:What do I care for my only wedded lord
W:I'm away with the raggle taggle gypsy-o!"
W:
W:"It was there last night you'd a goose feather bed
W:With blankets drawn so comely-o?
W:But tonight you lie in a wide open field
W:In the arms of a raggle taggle gypsy-o?"
W:
W:"And what do I care for my goose feather bed
W:With blankets drawn so comely-o?
W:Tonight I lie in a wide open field
W:In the arms of a raggle taggle gypsy-o"
W:
W:"For you rode east when I rode west,
W:You rode high and I rode low.
W:I'd rather have a kiss of the yellow gypsy's lips
W:Than you and all your money-o"


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