In Days When We Went Gypsying
DESCRIPTION: "In days when we went gypsing A long time ago, The lads and lasses in their best Were dressed from head to toe." The singer looks back on the gay times of his early life. (He wishes he were back under the old oak tree.)
AUTHOR: Edwin Ransford (1805-1876) (source: Bodleian note to broadside Harding B 11(808))
EARLIEST DATE: 1847 (Journal of William Histed of the Cortes)
KEYWORDS: home travel nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames, p. 69, "In the Days We Went a-Gipsying" (1 text) (also Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 402)
Huntington-SongsTheWhalemenSang, pp. 220-221, "In Days When We Went Gipsying" (1 text)
Wolf-AmericanSongSheets, #1036, p. 71, "In the Days When We Went Gipsying" (1 reference)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(189), "The Days We Went a Gipsying" ("In the days we went a gipsying"), H. Such (London), 1863-1885; also Harding B 11(808), " Days We Went a Gipsying "
LOCSinging, as201150, "In the Days When We Went Gipsying", J. Andrews (New York), 1853-1859; also as106190, sb20206a, sb20215a, as201160, "In the Days When We Went Gipsying"
NOTES [33 words]: Broadside LOCSinging as201150: J. Andrews dating per Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS
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