Gypsy Laddie, Lyric Variant 02
 


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Title

Gypsy Laddie, Lyric Variant 02

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front. The document is in fair physical condition. The document was laminated. There is a major tear at the top right corner. There are four tears along the right edge. There are two minor tears along the bottom edge. The right lower corner was torn away. The lower left corner was folded into the laminate. There are several textual corrections handwritten in black ink.

Subject

Ballads, English Ballads, Irish Ballads, Scots Adultery -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

Gypsy Davie

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

4/27/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

Black Jack Davy

Black Jack Davy come ridin’ through the woods,
Singin’ so loud and merry
That the green hills all around him rang,
And he charmed the heart of a lady,
And he charmed the heart of a lady.

"How old are you, my pretty little miss,
How old are you my lady?"
She answered him with a "Gee, he, he",
I’ll be sixteen next summer,
I’ll be sixteen next summer".

"Come, go with me, my pretty little miss,
Come, go with me, my lady
I’ll take you across the deep blue sea,
Where you never shall want for money,
Where you never shall want for money.

"Won’t you pull off those high-heeled shoes,
All made of Spanish leather
Won’t you put on some low-heeled shoes,
And we’ll ride off together,
And we’ll ride off together."

She soon pulled off those high-heeled shoes,
All made of Spanish leather,
She put on those low-heeled shoes,
And they rode off together,
And they rode off together.

‘Twas late at night when the land-lord came,
Inquirin’ for his lady.
He was posted by a fair young maid:
"She’s gone with Black Jack Davy,
She’s gone with Black Jack Davy".

"Go saddle me my noble steed,
Go saddle me my derby
I’ll ride to the east, I’ll ride to the west,
Or overtake my lady,
Or overtake my lady."

He rode till he came to the deep below,
The stream was deep and muddy.
Tears came trickling’ down his cheeks
For there he spied his lady,
For there he spied his lady.

"How can you leaver your house and land,
How can you leave your baby,
How can you leave your husband dear,
To go with Black Jack Davy,
To go with Black Jack Davy?"

"Very well can I leave my house and land,
Very well can I leave my baby,
Much better can I leave my husband, dear,
To go with Black Jack Davy,
To go with Black Jack Davy."

Last night I lay on a feather bed,
Beside my husband and baby,
Tonight I lay on the cold damp ground,
Beside the Black Jack Davy,
Beside the Black Jack Davy.

Classification Title

Gypsy Laddie, Lyric Variant 02

Document Title

Black Jack Davy

Scholarly Classification

Child, 200 Brown, Older Ballads - Mostly British - 37 Randolph, 27 Cox, 21

Dimensions - Original

212 mm x 267 mm

Upload Date

2013-09-26

File name

113_GypsyLaddie_Lyric_02_ocr

Transcription Date

2006-05-19

Transcribed By

Alexandra S. Toomey

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