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English-Gypsy Songs

English-Gypsy Songs

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Published by Neill Henderson
Charles leland 1875
Charles leland 1875

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Now dovo's savo mandy pens a kushto sort o' c6vva,

For we'd Itivina te paiass an' we kaired adosta lovo :

An' as for krdor yrJdj;or, dovo's rinkeno aja !

For the chingeri sos bltti, but the pdiass it was buro,

An' I pens ad6vo sims a bitti Ion opre the moro

;

An' if tute'll dell a kelloben I'm kammobeu to ja !

E. H. Palmer.

THE GIPSY BALL.

Fifty dusky Eommanis dressed so fine and grand, sir

;

Fifty dusky Itommanis with money at command, sir,

A-meetin' and a-greetin' in the village one and all.

Half o' them was Smith and t'other half of 'cm was

Stanley,

Gipsies out and out, and dancers elegant and manly,

Comin' in the town to hire a place to give a ball.

Lots o' Gorgio people longed to see a sight so funny,

So they gave the dark-faced Gipsies pretty nearly all

their money

\

And the Rommanis they let the Gorgio gentry

come inside.

Tile girls they was a daiicin' and a laiighin' and a hum-

min'.

The grandmoth(;rs a chaflin', and \\w, nui.sic hand a

strummin'

Oh !

to see another such a night as that 1 would iia'

died.

74

ENGUSH-GIPSY SONGS.

The victuals they was first-rate, and the drink was

first-rate, very

;

And 'twasn't very long afore the boys and girls got

merry

;

And the sport it was the best you ever see, sir, I'll

be bound.

Faster danced the ladies, and the fiddler fiddled

faster,

Till the captain of the Stanleys and the Smiths' head

man and master

Bumped one agin the other and was thrown upon

the ground.

And then there was a shindy very quickly in the place,

sir,

The Smith he gave the Stanley such a oner in the face,

sir,

And their partners took to tearing one another by

the hair.

Then the men of both the parties came up each to help

his brother,

And the lads and lasses fought and all got mixed with

one another.

And they left the dance and music and began to

fight and swear.

EA'GL/SH-GIPSY SONGS.

75

Oh !

tlie broken heads and Ijlack eyes which they got,

sir, it was stunnin',

And the claret from their noses pretty freely was a

mnnin',

An' the pewters and the platters was a tiyin' hy

your face.

The Gorgios ran away Avhen the row had first

arisen,

An' tlie bobbies they came runnin' up to take us all to

prison

You'd ha' said the very deuce was broken loose

about the place.

When they all was tired o' fightin', the Smith hr iuad<-

a stand, sir,

.\nd he com<' \\\) to the otli<'i- chap and slionk him by

the liand, sir,

.Vnd kissed him on the ciicck and made it wy fiT

evermore.

Thfii they sent and b-tched some more beer, and tiny

giv(; it to the Ifnnners.

And tliey drank and daiice(l again, until the mcrnin'

broke, like oner«,

.\n

the floor.

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