LYRICS/CHORDS

The Gypsy


(F) Step inside my (Em) tent, said she, I'd (G) like to read your (Am) palm
(F) Leave the dollar (Em) in the jar, this (G) won't take very (A) long
(F) Leave the circus (Em) noise behind
(Dm) Close your eyes, re(Am)lax your mind
I'll (F) tell you if you (Em) should quit now or (G) if you should go (A) on

Then I said, (A11) "Now what do you see"
She said, (A) "deedly-dum, (A11) deedly-dee"
(A) "Where'll I go oh, (A11) what'll I be"
She said, (A) "deedly-dum, (A11) deedly-dee"

She threw some sawdust in the air and her hands began to shake
She told me the town where I was born and she almost knew the date
She lit a candle with her eyes and then she made the table rise
She took the dollar from the jar and then she guessed my weight

Then I said, "Now what do you see," she said, "deedly-dum, deedly-dee"
"Your are so old, your are so wise, deedly-dum, deedly-die"
"Give me a sign, tell it to me," she said, "deedly-dum, deedly-dee"
Then she spoke most quietly, oh, deedly-dum, deedly-dee"

When you were a child at school they taught you quite a lot
You were told when you should speak and when you should not
You were taught to read and write, to take your lessons home at night
A little knowledge serves you well but the golden rule does not

Then I said, "Now what do you mean," she said, "deedly-dum, deedly-dee"
"Where'll I go, what'll I be," she said, "deedly-dum, deedly-dee"

Then when I came home that night to lie awake in bed
I thought of that old gypsy and the words that she had said
And now I see with due respect, the more we learn the worse we get
So if you feel you've no regrets, go have your fortune read

Then I said, "Now what do you mean," she said, "deedly-dum, deedly-dee"
"Where'll I go, what'll I be," she said, "deedly-dum, deedly-dee"
"Your are so old, your are so wise, deedly-dum, deedly-die"
"Give me a sign, tell it to me," she said, "deedly-dum, deedly-dee"
"Where'll I go, what'll I be," she said, "deedly-dum, deedly-dee"
"Your are so old, your are so wise, deedly-dum, deedly-die"
"Give me a sign, tell it to me," she said, "deedly-dum, deedly-dee"