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Gypsy Rover (Leo Maguire) 1. The gypsy rover came over the hill Down through the valley so shady, He whistled and he sang 'til the greenwoods rang, And he won the heart of a lady. Chorus: Ah-de-do, ah-de-do-da-day, Ah-de-do, ah-de-da-ay He whistled and he sang 'til the greenwoods rang, And he won the heart of a lady. 2. She left her father's castle gates She left her own fine lover She left her servants and her state To follow the gypsy rover. 3. Her father saddled up his fastest steed And roamed the valleys all over Sought his daughter at great speed And the whistling gypsy rover. 4. He came at last to a mansion fine, Down by the river Claydee And there was music and there was wine, For the gypsy and his lady. 5. "He is no gypsy, my father" she said "But lord of these lands all over, And I shall stay 'til my dying day With my whistling gypsy rover." Learned at Camp Nitimus (spel?) 1962. Later learned that it came from the singing of the Clancy Brothers, and is a variation of a Child ballad. DC Child #200 DC
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