There was a gypsy came over the land,
He sang so sweet and gaily.
He sang beneath the wild wood tree
And charmed the great lords lady.
The lord he did come home
Enquiring for his lady
``shes gone, shes gone, said the serving man,
``shes gone with the gypsy davey.
``go saddle me my black mare,
The grey is neer so speedy.
And Ill ride all night and Ill ride all day
Till I overtake my lady.
He rode all by the riverside
On the grass so wet and dewy.
And seated with her gipsy lad
Its there he spied his lady.
``would you forsake your house and home,
Would you forsake your baby?
Would you forsake your own true love
And the promises you gave me?
``what care I for my house and home
Or even my wee baby?
What care I for my own true love
For I love the gypsy davey.
``well its fare thee well my dearest dear,
Its fare thee well forever.
And if you dont return with me
I swear youll see me never.
And the lord he did go homeward
And kissed his own wee baby.
And ere six months had passed away
Hed married another lady.