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Folk Song

X:1 T:Raggle Taggle Gypsies Z:Webmaster

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M:4/4 L:1/8 K:EMin BA| G2 E2 E2 BA| GAFGE2 B2| e2 e2 e2 fe| d2 BAB3 c| d2 d2 e2 Bc| dcB2 A4 |G2 B2 dc BA | B2 E2 E3 D|| % W:1 W:There were three auld gypsies came to our hall door. W:They came brave and boldly-o. W:And one sang high and the other sang low W:And the other sang a raggle taggle gypsy-o. W: W:2 W:It was upstairs, downstairs the lady went, W:Put on her suit of leather-o, W:And it was the cry all around her door; W:“She’s away with the raggle taggle gypsy-o” W: W:3 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:4 W:“Then saddle for me my milk-white steed W:Me big horse is not speedy-o W:And I will ride and I’ll seek me bride, W:She’s away with the raggle taggle gypsy-o” W: W:5 W:He rode east and he rode west W:He rode north and south also, W:And when he rode to the wide open field W:It was there that he spied his lady-o. W: W:6 W:“Arra, why did you leave your house and your land, W:Why did you leave your money-o? W:Why did you leave your only wedded lord W:All for the raggle taggle gypsy-o?” W: W:7 W:“Yerra what do I care for me house and me land? W:What do I care for money-o? W:What do I care for me only wedded lord? W:I’m away with the raggle taggle gypsy-o” W: W:8 W:“It was there last night you’d a goose feather bed, W:Blankets drawn so comely-o. W:But tonight you lie in a wide open field W:In the arms of the raggle taggle gypsy-o” W: W:9 W:“Yerra, what do I care for me goose feather bed? W:Yerra, what do I care for blankets-o? W:What do I care for me only wedded lord? W:I’m away with the raggle taggle gypsy-o” W: W:10 W:“Oh, 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 all the cash and money-o” % % % % %

					
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