Raggle Taggle Gypsies

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A classic traditional folk song!

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Raggle Taggle Gypsy
(Trad. arr. Damh the Bard)

There were three young gypsies come to our hall door,
They came brave and boldly-o
And one sang high and the other sang low,
And the other sang the Raggle Taggle Gypsy-o

Well it was upstairs downstairs the lady went
Put on her suit of leather-o
And there was a cry from around the 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 she said to the Lord,
She's away with the Raggle Taggle Gypsy-o

Then saddle for me my milk-white steed,
My big horse is not speedy-o,
Tonight I'll ride, to seek my bride,
She's away with the Raggle Taggle Gypsy-o

Well he rode east, and he rode west,
He rode north and south also,
Until he came to a wide open plane,
That's where he spied his Lady-o.

How could you leave your house and your land?
How could you leave your money-o?
How could you leave your newly-wedded Lord,
All for the Raggle Taggle Gypsy-o?

Well what care I for my house and my land?
What do I care for money-o?
I'd rather have a kiss from a yellow gypsy's lips,
I'm away with the Raggle Taggle Gypsy-o

How could you leave your house and your land?
How could you leave your money-o?
How could you leave your newly-wedded Lord,
All for the Raggle Taggle Gypsy-o?

Well what care I for my house and my land?
What do I care for money-o?
Tonight I'll lie in a wide open field,
In the arms of my Raggle Taggle Gypsy-o

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from Herne's Apprentice, released February 1, 2002

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Damh the Bard – is a modern-day Bard whose spirituality and love of folk tradition is expressed through his music, storytelling and poetry. Drawing on the Bardic tradition, his performances are both entertaining and educational, speaking directly to the heart, and never without a good splash of humour. ... more

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