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Req: Gypsy's Whistling Rover (parody-unanswered)

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Son of the Mill 16 Jun 01 - 05:24 PM
MudGuard 17 Jun 01 - 04:41 AM
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Son of the Mill 20 Jun 01 - 03:39 PM
8_Pints 20 Jun 01 - 03:53 PM
Gypsy 21 Jun 01 - 10:59 PM
Gary T 28 Jun 01 - 07:46 PM
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Subject: Gypsy's Whistling Rover
From: Son of the Mill
Date: 16 Jun 01 - 05:24 PM

This is a parody of The Gypsy Rover.Lines I remember are, Her father jumped into his Mk10 Jag & He is not a gypsy father says she, but Manager of General Motors. Can any one help? Cheers.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHISTLING GYPSY ROVER^^^
From: MudGuard
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 04:41 AM

Is this the one?

Whistling Gypsy Rover

The gypsy rover came over the hill,
Down through the valley so shady,
He whistled and he sang
Till the green woods rang,
And he won the heart of a lady.

Chorus

A-dee-do a-dee-do dow-day,
A-dee-do a-dee day-dy
He whistled and he sang
Till the green woods rang,
And he won the heart of a lady.
Her left her father's castle gate,
She left her fair young lover;
She left her servants and her state
To follow the gypsy rover.

Her father saddled up his fastest steed
He ranged the valleys over
He sought his daughter at great speed
And the whistling gypsy rover.

But he came at last to a mansion fine
Down by the river so shady
And there was music and there was wine
Well, the gypsy had his lady

He is no gypsy father dear
He is lord of these lands all over
And I'm going to stay to my dying day
With my whistling gypsy rover.

^^^ (click)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy`s Whistling Rover
From: Snuffy
Date: 17 Jun 01 - 08:08 AM

Probably not the one you want, but THE HIPPIES AND THE BEATNIKS by Miles Wooten, is in the Digital Tradition. That is a parody of the Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies, which is of course a close relative of the Gypsy Rover

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy`s Whistling Rover
From: Son of the Mill
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 03:39 PM

Thanks for that but these are not the ones I am looking for. It is a parody of the Whistling Gypsy. Instead of riding a horse he is driving a Rover car & her father is driving a Mk 10 Jaguar car. The tune is the same as The Whistling Gypsy. Cheers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy`s Whistling Rover
From: 8_Pints
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 03:53 PM

Sounds like the sort of material Les Barker might have written.

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy`s Whistling Rover
From: Gypsy
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 10:59 PM

Gee, and here i thought i had a new rover that i didn't know about......:O)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy`s Whistling Rover
From: Gary T
Date: 28 Jun 01 - 07:46 PM

Sorry know one yet seems to know this one, FAWLAKS, but here's a thought. Go to www.google.com and type in all the lines to the song that you know. If it's posted on the internet somewhere, it should come up. Hope that helps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy`s Whistling Rover
From: george152
Date: 14 May 03 - 03:44 AM

I have a verse of a version I heard in the 60s

The tipsy varlet came over the hill
and down into Christchurch so shady
he revved his bike like a common tyke
and he won the heart of a harlot


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gypsy's Whistling Rover
From: Little Robyn
Date: 14 May 03 - 05:58 PM

It was heard in NZ more than 30 years ago - from Arthur Toms. I don't think I have him on tape, tho'.


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