South Hampton Street

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South Hampton Street

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south hampton street

still and clean her long black hair
i'm foolish for despair
she played the gypsy concertina
sweetly in the air
sweetly in the air

squatted in the corner shade
beside some fancy place
for educated young and well
i saw her face
i saw her face

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one handsome gypsy woman
on south hampton street
and a dog from china with a stupid hat
for tortured souls to please

perhaps a gypsy's lucky day
the grinnin' dog is strong
i pray her husband wont be drunk
when she moves along
when she moves along

her left hand played the mystery
some ol eastern folk song
her right hand seemed to wander lost
but hypnotized my feet
hypnotized my feet

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the music carried 'cross the square
my concious cried surrender
to pay the gypsy woman fair
food not for a beggar
not for a beggar

i stopped and turned my boastin' stride
feelin' sinful pride
a young child full o' mother's love
made the gypsy's smile
made the gypsy's smile

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c. 2016 gypsy eyes music, bmni

malcolm holcombe