The Gypsy Rover

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Whistling Gypsy came over the hill,
Down thru the valley so shady;
He whistled and he sang
til the greenwood rang,
And he won the heart of a lady.

A dee do a dee do die day,
A dee do a dee day-o
He whistled and he sang
Til the greenwood rang,
And he won the heart of a lady.

2. She left her father's castle gate,
she left her fair young lover;
She left her servants
And her estate
to follow the gypsy rover.

A dee do a dee do die day,
A dee do a dee day-o
She left her servants
And her estate
to follow the gypsy rover.

3. She left behind her velvet gown,
And shoes of Spanish leather;
They whistled and they sang
Till the greenwood rang,
As they rode off together.

A dee do a dee do die day,
A dee do a dee day-o
They whistled and they sang
Till the greenwood rang,
As they rode off together.

  4. Last night she slept on a goose feather bed
With silken sheets for cover;
Tonight she sleeps
On the cold, cold ground
Beside her gypsy lover.

A dee do a dee do die day,
A dee do a dee day-o
Tonight she sleeps
On the cold, cold ground
Beside her gypsy lover.

5. Her father saddled up his fastest steed
And roamed the valleys all over
Sought his daughter
At great speed
And the whistling gypsy rover.

A dee do a dee do die day,
A dee do a dee day-o
Sought his daughter
At great speed
And the whistling gypsy rover.

6. He came at last to a mansion fine,
Down by the river Claydee
And there was music
And there was wine,
For the gypsy and his lady.

A dee do a dee do die day,
A dee do a dee day-o
And there was music
And there was wine,
For the gypsy and his lady.

7. "He is no gypsy, my father" she said
"But lord of these lands all over,
And I shall stay
'til my dying day
With my whistling gypsy rover."

A dee do a dee do die day,
A dee do a dee day-o
And I shall stay
'til my dying day
With my whistling gypsy rover."

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