Mudcat Café message #264946 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23696   Message #264946
Posted By: AllisonA(Animaterra)
26-Jul-00 - 09:59 AM
Thread Name: Whistling Gypsy - prejudice?
Subject: RE: BS: Whistling Gypsy
I first heard it,
"He is no gypsy my father," said she, "but lord of free lands all over."
I always took it to mean, "He isn't a no good bum like you think, dad, but a free spirit, not bound by convention, and that's the way I want to live, thank you very much." Talk about your historical revisionism- but that's the way I think!