Gypsy's Warning

Cat. #1530 (MFH #215) - As sung by Virginia Wood, Thayer, Missouri on March 22, 1975

Gentle lady, no not trust him
Tho' his voice is low an' sweet
Heed not him who kneels before you
Gently pleading at your feet
Now your life is in its mourning
Cloud not this your happy life
Listen to th Gypsy's warning
Gentle lady trust him not

Gentle lady do not turn so coldly from me
I would only guard your youth
From his stern an' withering power
I would only tell th truth
I would cue you from all danger
Save you from th tempters snare
Do not trust this dark eyed stranger
I have warned you, now beware

Once there lived a maiden
So brave an' true an' fair
Till he wooed her an' he won her
Filled her gentle heart with care
Then, he heeded not her weeping
Nor he cared, her life to save
An' now she is sleeping
B'neath th cold an' silent grave

Gentle lady no not wonder
At my word, so cold an' wild
For in that green grave yonder
Lies this Gypsy's only child