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The Gypsy Laddie
2. "How old are you, my pretty little miss ? How old are you, my honey ?"
She answered me quite modesdy: "I'll be sixteen next Sunday, I'll be sixteen next Sunday."
3. "Oh, come, go with me, my pretty little miss, Come, go with me, my honey;
Come, go with me, my pretty little miss, And you never will lack for money, And you never will lack for money.
4. "Well, you'd better leave your house and land, You'd better leave your baby;
You'd better leave your own landlord And go with Black Jack Davy, And go with Black Jack Davy."
5.  She put on her high-heel shoes All made of Spanish leather
And then she kissed her sweet little babe And then they parted forever, And then they parted forever.
6.  The landlord he came home Late in the evening Enquiring for his lady, Enquiring for his lady.
7.  The servant then She answered him:
"She's gone with Black Jack Davy, She's gone with Black Jack Davy."
8. "You go, saddle me the milk white speed; The old mare she's not able;
I'll ride till I come to the deep blue sea Or I'll overtake my lady, Or I'll overtake my lady.
9. "Have you forsaked your house and land ? Have you forsaked your baby ?
Have you forsaked your own true love And gone with Black Jack Davy, And gone with Black Jack Davy ?"
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III