There was a gyp came over the land
He sang so sweet and gaily
He sang beneath the wild wood tree
And charmed the great lord's lady

The lord he did come home
Enquiring for his lady
``She's gone, she's gone,'' said the serving man,
``She's gone with the Gypsy Davey.''

``Go saddle me my black mare,
The grey is ne'er so speedy.
And I'll ride all night and I'll ride all day
Till I overtake my lady.''

He rode all by the riverside
On the grass so wet and dewy
And seated with her gypsy lad
It's there he spied his lady

``Would you forsake your house and home,
Would you forsake your baby?
Would you forsake your own true love
And the promises you gave me?''

``What care I for my own true love
Or even my wee babe?
What care I for my house and home
For I love the Gypsy Davey.''

``Well it's fare thee well my own dear
It's fare thee well forever
And it's if you don't return with me
I swear you'll see me never.''

The lord he did ride home
And kissed his own wee babe
And ere six months had passed away
He'd married another lady.


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Gypsey Davey song meanings
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