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Ballads and Songs
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THE GYPSY LADDIE
(Child, No. 200)
For American texts, see Barry, No. 9; Barry-Eckstorm-Smyth, 269—277; Belden, No. 10; Brown, p. 9; Campbell and Sharp, No. 27; Cox, No. 21; Davis, No. 37; Flanders and Brown, p. 220; Hudson, No. 18; McGill, p. 15; Pound, Syllabus, p. 10; Journal, XVIII, 191 (Barry); XIX, 294 (Belden); XXII, 80 (Barry, melody only); XXIV, 346 (Barry); XXV, 173 (Belden); XXVI, 353 (Pound); XXX, 323 (Kittredge). Add Lunsford and Stringfield, }o and 1 Folk Songs from the Southern Mountains, New York (Carl Fischer), p. 4; Bradley Kincaid, My Favorite Mountain Ballads and Old-Tiwe Songs, .Chicago, 1928, p. 33. Professor I. G. Greer and Mrs. Greer with dulcimer accompaniment have recorded the song on Paramount Records 3195A and 3195B.
Professor Greer is on the faculty of the State Normal School at Boone, N. C, where it has been our privilege to listen to his singing of "The Gypsy Laddie" and a number of other traditional ballads. He is a genuine son of the mountains of North Carolina and has a large collection of native folk­songs. Mrs. Greer is a skilled accompanist.
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"Gypsy Davy." Recorded by Mrs. Henry from the singing of Mrs. Samuel Harmon, Cade's Cove, Blount County, Tennessee, August 12, 1930.
1. Black Jack Davy came a-singing through the woods And he sang so loud and merry Till he charmed the heart of a lady, Till he charmed the heart of a lady.
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