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The wraggle taggle gypsies, O!

First line:
There were three gypsies a-come to my door
traditional Scottish
author of text

The wraggle taggle gypsies, O! (arranged by Geoffrey Webber) appears in the same Cecil Sharp collection of Folk-songs from Somerset (No 9 in the First Series), yet is believed to have originated as a Scottish border ballad before spreading all across Great Britain and even to North America. In 1890 it was translated into Anglo-Romany by the Gypsy Lore Society. It tells of a woman who abandons her life of luxury to run away with a band of gypsies.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2016


Studio Master: SIGCD447Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The last rose of summer
Studio Master: SIGCD598Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 15 on SIGCD447 [2'03] Download only
Track 10 on SIGCD598 [2'36] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD447 track 15

Recording date
20 June 2013
Recording venue
St Mark's Church, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Christopher Monks & John Taylor
Recording engineer
John Taylor
Hyperion usage
  1. Greensleeves (SIGCD447)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: April 2016
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