GYPSIES, TRAMPS AND THIEVES

She was born in the wagon of a travellin' show.

The mama used to dance for the money they'd throw.

Papa would do whatever he could.

Preach a little gospel and sell a couple bottles of Doctor Good.

 

Gypsies, tramps, and thieves.

We'd hear it from the people of the town.

They'd call us gypsies, tramps, and thieves.

For every night all the men would come around

And lay the money down.

 

Picked up a boy just south of Mobile

We get him a ride, filled him with a hot meal

I was sixteen, he was twenty-one

Rode with us to Memphis

And papa would shot him if he knew what he'd done.

 

Gypsies, tramps, and thieves

We'd hear it from the people of the town

They'd call us gypsies, tramps, and thieves

For every night all the men would come around

And lay their money down.

 

I never had schoolin' but he taught me well

With his smooth southern style.

Three months later I'm a gal in trouble

And I haven't seen him for a while (du-du-aaaah).

I haven't seen him for a while.

 

She was born in the wagon of a travellin' show.

The mama used to dance for the money they'd throw.

Grandpa'd do whatever he could.

Preach a little gospel and sell a couple bottles of Doctor Good.

 

Gypsies, tramps, and thieves.

We'd hear it from the people of the town.

They'd call us gypsies, tramps, and thieves.

But every night all the men would come around

And lay their money down.

Gypsies, tramps, and thieves.

We'd hear it from the people of the town.

They'd call us gypsies, tramps, and thieves.

For every night all the men would come around

And lay their money down…