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The Little Gypsy Girl [2:16]

The Front Cover
Coming In
Shirley Collins and the Albion Country Band
Claudy Banks [4:37]
The Little Gypsy Girl [2:16]
Banks Of The Bann [3:38]
Murder Of Maria Marten [7:28]
Van Diemen's Land [4:59]
Just As The Tide Was A 'Flowing [2:13]
The White Hare [2:43]
Hal-An-Tow [2:54]
Poor Murdered Woman [4:17]
A Little Music or The Delights of Harmony
Anthems In Eden
Notes and Things
The Back Cover

(from Louise Holmes of Hereford)

My father, he's the king of the gypsies, it is true
My mother, she learn-ed me some camping for to do
With my pack all on my back my friends all wished me well
As I went down to London town some fortunes for to tell
Some fortunes for to tell, some fortunes for to tell

As I went down to London town some fortunes for to tell
As I was a-walking upon a London street
A handsome young squire was the first I chanced to meet
He view-ed my brown cheeks and he lik-ed them so well
He said, "My little gypsy girl, will you my fortune tell?" (etc.)

Oh yes sir, oh kind sir, please give to me your hand
It's you that have fine fortune, both houses and good land
The fairer girls are dainty, but you must cast them by
For it is the little gypsy girl who is to be your bride (etc.)

He took me to his castle, there were carpets on the floor
And servants there a-awaiting for to open ev'ry door
There were ladies there of honor and the music it did play
And all were there to celebrate the gypsy's wedding day. (etc.)

So it's farewell to the gypsy life, to campin' on the green
No more with my brothers and my sisters I'll be seen
Oh, once I was a gypsy girl but now I'm a squire's bride
With servants for to wait on me and in my carriage ride. (etc.)

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