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  1. The Raggle Taggle Gypsy. "The Raggle Taggle Gypsy" (Roud1, Child), is a traditional folk songthat originated as a Scottish border ballad, and has been popular throughout Britain, Ireland and North America. It concerns a rich lady who runs off to join the gypsies(or one gypsy).
  2. Christy (Gypsy) Davy. is a Dublin born singer/songwriter. He was given a gift of a guitar when he was 9 years old and has spent most of his life collecting folk songs. Gypsy performs regularly in the live music circuit throughout Ireland entertaining tourists and locals alike .
  3. This collection reminds us that the ballad's purpose, first and foremost, is to tell a story. These songs narrate tales of ordinary people&#;hoboes and lovers and sailors&#;and their extraordinary deeds. From "John Henry" to "Lady Margaret," Pete Seeger's expressive style is ideally communicative.
  4. The Child Ballads: The Gypsy Laddie. Sacred Texts Legends & Sagas England Index Previous Next. A: The Gypsy Laddie. A.1 THE gypsies came to our good lord’s gate, And wow but they sang sweetly! They sang sae sweet and sae very compleat That down came the fair ladyA.2 And she came tripping down the stair, And a’ her maids before her; As soon as they saw her well-far’d .
  5. Start studying AMERICAN MUSIC HISTORY KETTNER. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. " Folk Credibility Gypsy Davy. Pete Seeger and the Almanac Singers. Urban Folk Music. Pittsburgh. I AM A UNION WOMAN. American Ballad, new indigenous stories to the US, Greater realism, Real occurences.
  6. This ballad is Child Ballad # (The Gypsy Laddie). For a complete list of Child Ballads at this site go to Francis J. Child Ballads. The gypsies were expelled from Scotland in and then in
  7. Dec 13,  · Gypsy Davy, an Anglo-American ballad, was once well known in Britain and became widespread in America. It is the th ballad that the American professor Francis James Child entered in his famous collection of British ballads (compiled in the last half of the 19 th century) that is still used as a reference and guide by folkballad scholars.
  8. The concept, though, had been around much earlier, such as in this song about the attractive gypsy who sweeps a bored lady off her feet. The song (Child #, first collected circa ) is one of the most popular of the ballads from the British Isles. Hundreds of versions have been collected in the Americas.

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