The Gypsy Laddie

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An English lord came home one night
Inquiring for his lady
The servants said on every hand
She’s gone with the Gypsy Laddie

Go saddle up my milk-white steed
Go saddle me up my brownie
And I will ride both night and day
Till I overtake my bonnie

Oh he rode East and he rode West
And at last he found her
She was lying on the green, green grass
And the Gypsy’s arms around her

Oh, how can you leave your house and land
How can you leave our money
How can your leave your rich young lord
To be a gypsy’s bonnie

How can you leave your house and land
How can you leave your baby
How can you leave your rich young lord
To be a gypsy’s lady

Oh come go home with me, my dear
Come home and be my lover
I’ll furnish you with a room so neat
With a silken bed and covers

I won’t go home with you, kind sir
Nor will I be your lover
I care not for your rooms so neat
Or your silken bed or your covers

It’s I can leave my house and land,
And I can leave my baby,
I’m a-goin’ to roam this world around
And be a gypsy’s lady

Oh, soon this lady changed her mind,
Her clothes grew old and faded,
Her hose and shoes came off her feet
And left them bare and naked

Just what befell this lady now
I think it worth relating
Her gypsy found another lass
And left her heart a-breaking

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