Noble Sissle - Gypsy Blues Lyrics

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Noble Sissle - Gypsy Blues Lyrics


The song is written by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake from Shuffle Along the musical.

JESSIE:
I was talking to a gypsy,

RUTH:
And what did she have to tell you?

JESSIE:
When my palm she read,
I asked her when I would wed,
And she shook her head.

RUTH:
And then what did she say?

JESSIE:
I don’t know, because I ran away.
Now I’ve got the gypsy blues.

RUTH:
And you’re sorry that you did refuse—

JESSIE:
To wait and listen to her gypsy news.

RUTH:
Maybe she was just in doubt.

JESSIE:
An’some line was trying to figure out.

RUTH:
And tryin’to find what it was about.

JESSIE:
I would give all my weight in gold
To know what she was about to tell me.

RUTH:
But if she had a-said that your sweetie you’d lose,
They’d had to bury you.

JESSIE:
(Rather than to start a ruse.)

RUTH:
Why youran away and you got yourdues.

BOTH:
That’s why (you/I) got those ipsy kypsy blues,Gypsy blues.


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