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Lyrics for:
Raggle Taggle Gypsy, The

Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

There were three old gypsies came to our hall door
They came brave and boldly-o
The one sang high and the other sang low
And the other sang the raggle taggle gypsy-o

It was upstairs, downstairs the lady went
Put on her suit of leather-o
There was a cry all around her door:
"She's away with the raggle taggle gypsy-o"

It was late that night when the lord came in
Enquiring for his lady-o
And the servant girl's reply to him was:
"She's away with the raggle taggle gypsy-o"

"Then saddle for me my milk-white steed
my big horse is not speedy-o
And I will ride and I'll seek my bride
She's away with the raggle taggle gypsy-o"

Now he rode east and he rode west
He rode north and south also
Until he came to a wide open plain
It was there that he spied his lady-o

"And why did you leave your house and your land?
Why did you leave your money-o?
And why did you leave your only wedded lord
All for the raggle taggle gypsy-o?"

"And what do I care for my house and my land?
What do I care for money-o?
What do I care for my only wedded lord
I'm away with the raggle taggle gypsy-o!"

"It was there last night you'd a goose feather bed
With blankets drawn so comely-o?
But tonight you lie in a wide open field
In the arms of a raggle taggle gypsy-o?"

"And what do I care for my goose feather bed
With blankets drawn so comely-o?
Tonight I lie in a wide open field
In the arms of a raggle taggle gypsy-o"

"For you rode east when I rode west,
You rode high and I rode low.
I'd rather have a kiss of the yellow gypsy's lips
Than you and all your money-o"


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