The Raggle Taggle Gypsies

There were Amthree of the gypsies a come to my door,
And down stairs ran this a- Clady, O.
EmOne sang Amhigh and Emanother sangAm low
And the other sang Cbonny bonny Bis- Emca- Amy O

 

1. There were three of the gypsies a come to my door,
And down stairs ran this a lady, O.
One sang high and another sang low
And the other sang bonny bonny Biscay O

2. Then she pulled off her silk finished gown,
And put on hose of leather, O
The ragged ragged rags about our door
She’s away with the wraggletaggle gypsies, O.

3. It was late last night when my lord came home,
Inquiring for his alady O
The servants said on every hand
She’s gone with the wraggletaggle gypsies, O.

4. O saddle to me my milk-white steed
And go and fetch me my pony, O
That I may ride and seek my bride,
Who’s gone with the wraggle-taggle gypsies, O.

5. O he rode high, and he rode low
He rode through wood and copses too,
Until he came to a wide open field,
And there he espied his alady O

6. What makes you leave you house and land?
What makes you leave you money, O?
What makes you leave you new-wedded lord,
To follow the wraggletaggle gypsies, O.

7. Last night you slept on a goosefeather bed,
With the sheet turned down so bravely, O.
To- night you’ll sleep in a cold open field,
Alone with the wraggletaggle gypsies, O.

8. What care I for a goose-feather bed,
With the sheet turned down so bravely, O.
For tonight I’ll sleep in a cold open field,
In the arms of my wraggletaggle gypsies, O.