Diese Lied muss vor dem Hintergrund der Verfolgung der Zigeuner in Schottland und England gesehen werden.

Das Lied taucht auch in der moderneren amerikanischen Liedermacherszene wieder auf: von Bob Dylan „Black Jack Davy".

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The Gypsy Rover

A Gypsy Rover Came Over The Hill,
And 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-de-do. ah-de-do-da-day
Ah-de-do. ah-de-da-ay
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
Left Her Own Fine Lover
Left Her Servants And Her State
To Follow The Gypsy Rover

Her Father Saddled His Fastest Steed
And Roamed The Valleys All Over
Sought His Daughter At Great Speed
And The Whistling Gypsy Rover

He Came At Last to A Mansion Fine
Down By The River Claydee
And There Was Music And Threre Was Wine
For The Gypsy And His Lady

He Is No Gypsy, My Father, She Said
But Lord Of These Lands All Over
And I Shall Stay ‘Til My Dyin’ Day
With My Whistlin’ Gypsy Rover.