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THE LITTLE GYPSY GIRL

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THE LITTLE GYPSY GIRL


Into: Carter pick verse

verse 1:
(G)once I was a gypsy girl but(D7) now I'm a rich mans(G) bride
with servants to wait on me while(D7) in my carriage(G) ride
while in my carriage ride, while(C) in my carrige(G) ride
with servants to wait on me while(D7) in my carriage(G) ride

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verse 2:
(G)As I was a-walking up(D7)on a London (G)street
A handsome young squire was the(D7) first I chanced to(G) meet
He view-ed my pretty brown cheeks, and he(C) lik-ed them very(G) well
He said, "My little gypsy girl, will(D7) you my fortune(G) tell?"
will you my fortune tell, will(C) you my fortune(G) tell
He said my little gypsy girl will(D7) you my fortune(G) tell

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verse 3: (chords same as verse 2)
Oh yes sir, oh kind sir, please give to me your hand
It's you that have fine fortune, both houses and good land
The fairer girls are dainty, but you must cast them by
For I am the gypsy girl who is to be your bride
who is to be your bride, who is to be your bride
I am the gypsy girl who is to be your bride

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verse 4: (chords same as verse 2)
He took me to his castle, there were carpets on the floor
And servants there a-waiting for to open ev'ry door
There were ladies there of honor and the music it did play
And all were there to celebrate the gypsy's wedding day.
to celebrate the wedding day, to celebrate the wedding day
and all were the to celebrate the gypsy's wedding day

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verse 5: (chords same as verse 2)
So it's farewell to the gypsy life, to campin' on the green
No more with my brothers and my sisters will I be seen
Oh, once I was a gypsy girl but now I'm a squire's bride
With servants for to wait on me and in my carriage ride.
while in my carriage ride, while in my carriage ride
with servants to wait on me and in my carriage ride

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Thanks to Terry Smith (GA USA) for this transcription.







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