Gipsy King, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer says he is the Gipsy King but he has no crown, courtiers, or ministers. His subjects are his equal and they share their table and drink. "They don't grudge me the largest glass, Nor ... the prettiest lass ... Ne'er a king do I envy"
EARLIEST DATE: 1826 (_Janus_)
KEYWORDS: drink food nonballad royalty Gypsy
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Williams-Thames, pp. 127-128, "The Gipsy King" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Gl 43)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #743, p. 49, "The Gipsy King" (2 references)
ADDITIONAL: Janus, or, The Edinburgh Literary Almanack (1826 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 315-316, "Song of the Gipsy King" (1 text)
Bodleian, Johnson Ballads fol. 146, "The Gipsey King" ("'Tis I'm the gipsey king"), J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844; also Harding B 20(58), Harding B 11(1319), "The Gipsey King"
NLScotland, L.C.1269(181b), "The Gipsey King" ("'Tis I'm the gipsey king"), J. Scott (Edinburgh), 1843-1855
NOTES: The Janus text is headed "from the German." - BS
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