Campfire Songs
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Retired Scouter Campfire Songs 


Gypsy Rover, The

The Highwaymen sing the tune. There are word variations between here and the sung tune.

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The Gipsy rover came over the hill
Down to the valley so shady
He whistled and he sang till the green woods rang
And he won the heart of a lady.

Chorus:

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

She left her father's castle gates
She left her own fond lover
She left her servants and her state
To follow the gipsy rover.

Her father saddled up his fastest steed
Roamed the valleys all over
Sought his daughter at great speed
And the whistling gipsy rover.

He came at last to a mansion fine
Down by the River Plady
And there was music and there was wine
For the gipsy and his lady

"He is no gipsy, father dear,
But lord of these lands all over,
And I will stay till my dying day
With my whistling gypsy rover."