I was born in the wagon of a travelling show
My momma used to dance for the money they'd throw
Poppa would do whatever he could
Preach a little gospel
Sell a couple bottles of doctor good

Gypsies tramps and thieves
We'd hear it from the people of the town
They'd call us
Gypsies tramps and thieves
But every night all the men would come around
And lay their money down

Picked up a boy just south of Mobile
Gave him a ride filled him with a hot meal
I was sixteen he was twenty one
Rode with us to Memphis
And poppa woulda shot him if he knew what he'd done

Gypsies tramps and thieves
We'd hear it from the people of the town
They'd call us
Gypsies tramps and thieves
But every night all the men would come around
And lay their money down

Yip!
Yahoo!

She was born in the wagon of a travelling show
Her momma had to dance for the money they'd throw
Grandpa'd do whatever he could
Preach a little gospel
Sell a couple bottles of doctor good

Gypsies tramps and thieves
We'd hear it from the people of the town
They'd call us
Gypsies tramps and thieves
But every night all the men would come around
And lay their money down
blahblahblahblah....
fuck it
fuck it all


Lyrics submitted by DarkSideOfTheMoon5, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves song meanings
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    General CommentFUCK OFF, YOU RETARD!!! ITS SPELLED COBAIN, NOT KOBAIN, YOU DUMBASS!
    ronald_reaganon November 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentok skeetstan you can have your opinion but you might wanna check your spelling next time and kurt COBAIN rox like hell.
    luv2behatedon December 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentskeetstan why would u even look at nirvana lyrics if you think kurt cobain sucks and not even have the decency to spell his name right? go waste your time someplace else
    punksnotdead1313on December 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCher called. She wants her song back.
    sallycanwaiton December 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song sucks i didnt even know that nirvana did it till i saw it on the list why would kurt do that song??
    BurnKurtFadeon December 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis cover was a joke.
    scoffedon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthey everyone, just understand that skeetstan is an asshole! he cant help it.
    hurtbyyouon January 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually, Nirvana did perform the song. Don't believe me? Check page 4 of the nirvana boxed set booklet. They performed it in 88 in a practice session
    nirvanafan700on February 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone heard the cover yet? If you hear you'll see that it is a joke. Krist is the singer.
    scoffedon February 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentUh... Guys?

    Check it out, Bleach (the first album — Nirvana released an album before Nevermind, you know) credits "Kurdt Kobain" on the back. And Krist is credited as "Chris".

    Omigod!

    By the way, my name is nothing to do with either Kurt Cobain or Kurdt Kobain. It means something nobody would find interesting.
    Kurtinon February 26, 2005   Link

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