Monday, May 2, 2011

Anyone remember The Gypsy Rover?

It's an old Irish air recorded by many, many artists during the heyday of folk music. It's been running through my brain forever and I had to sit down and write a story based on it.
Let me tease you with the original lyrics:


A gypsy rover came over the hill
Down through the valley so shady.
He whistled and he sang 'til the green woods rang
And he won the heart of a lady.
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-doo-dah-day
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-day-dee
He whistled and he sang 'til the green woods rang
And he won the heart of a lady.
She left her father's castle gate.
She left her own fine lover.
She left her servants and her state
To follow her gypsy rover.

Her father saddled up his fastest stead
And roamed the valley all over.
Sought his daughter at great speed
And the whistlin' gypsy rover.

He came at last to a mansion fine
Down by the river Claydee.
And there was music and there was wine
For the gypsy and his lady.

"He is no gypsy, my Father," she cried 
"but Lord of these lands all over.
And I shall stay 'til my dying day
with my whistlin' gypsy rover."

Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-doo-dah-day
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-day-dee
He whistled and he sang 'til the green woods rang
And he won the heart of a lady.

3 comments:

Terra Pennington said...

Tease, Wow I sure hope you let us know when this book is on paper and we can get it. Sounds like a great plot for a yummy book.

Terra

Desiree Holt said...

I loved writing it. I think print is a ways away tho because it just releases May 11.

June M. said...

Sounds good.