Gypsy Rover
Traditional (attributed to Leo Maguire, ~1950)

Audio

This example of "Gypsy Rover" is performed by Andrew Scarhart
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Chorus
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-doo-dah-day
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-day-dee
He whistled and he sang 'til the green woods rang
And he won the heart of a lady.

A gypsy rover came over the hill
into the valley so shady.
He whistled and he sang 'til the green woods rang
and he won the heart of a lady.

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She left her father's castle gate.
She left her own true lover.
She left her servants and her estate
to follow her gypsy rover.

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Her father mounted his fastest stead
and searched the valley all over.
He sought his daughter at great speed
and the whistlin' gypsy rover.

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At last he came to a mansion fine
down by the river glady.
And there was music and there was wine
for the gypsy and his lady.

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"He is no gypsy, my Father," she cried
"but Lord of these lands all over.
And I shall stay 'til my dying day
with my whistlin' gypsy rover."