From the recording Compass

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Name: The Whistling Gypsy Rover (traditional cover)
Composer: Traditional Folk
Arrangement: G. Gothard, W. Gothard, S. Gothard
Album: Compass (2013)

Performance Credits
G. Gothard: guitars, bass, cajon, keys, strings, backing vocals
W. Gothard: strings, violin
S. Gothard: vocals, backing vocals, strings, pennywhistle


A whistling gypsy 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

She left her father's castle fine, she left her handsome young lover
She left her servants and her estate, to follow the gypsy rover
CHORUS: When the whistling gypsy sings, when the whistling gypsy plays / when the whistling gypsy sings, I'll run away

Her father mounted his fastest steed, to search the valleys all over
He searched for his daughter at great speed, and the whistling gypsy rover

He came upon a castle fine, down by the river so shady
And there was music and there was wine, for the gypsy and his lady

He is no gypsy, my father she said, but lord of all these lands over
With him I'll stay 'til my dying day, in love with the gypsy rover