Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics

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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