Who Sang Willy the Wandering Gypsy and Me? Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver Old Five and Dimers Like Me cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 2:30
composer: Billy Joe Shaver
lyricist: Billy Joe Shaver
Three fingers whiskey pleasures the drinkers
Moving does more than that drinking for me
w____, he tells me that doers and thinkers
Say moving's the closest thing to being free

He's a rosined, he's a rigging, he laid back his wages
He's a dead set on riding on the big rodeos
My woman's tight with an overdue baby
w____ keeps yelling, "Hey gypsy, let's go"

w____, you're wild as a Texas Blue Norther
Ready rolled from the same makings as me
And I reckon we'll ramble till hell freezes over
w____, the wandering gypsy and me

Now ladies, we surely will take up your favors
And we'll surely warn ya there never will be
A single soul living can put brand or handle
On w____, the wandering gypsy and me

Well, they dance on the mountains and they shout in the canyons
And they swarm in a loose herd like wild buffaloes
Jamming our heads full of figures and angles
Telling us s___ that we already know

w____, you're wild as a Texas Blue Norther
Ready rolled from the same makings as me
And I reckon we'll ramble till hell freezes over
w____, the wandering gypsy and me

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Black Rose
  • 2 Old Five and Dimers Like Me
  • 3 L.A. Turnaround
  • 4 Jesus Christ, What a Man
  • 5 Played the Game Too Long
  • 6 I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train
  • 7 Willy the Wandering Gypsy and Me
  • 8 Low Down Freedom
  • 9 Jesus Was Our Savior and Cotton Was Our King
  • 10 Serious Souls
  • 11 Bottom Dollar