Who Sang Raggle Taggle Gypsy? The Mahones

The Mahones Draggin' the Days cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1994
length: 5:52
arranger: The Mahones
Lyrics
There were three old gypsies came to our hall door
They came brave and boldly-o
And one sang high and the other sang low
And the other sang a raggle taggle gypsy-o
It was upstairs downstairs the lady went
Put on her suit of leather-o
And there was a cry from around the door
Shes away wi the raggle taggle gypsy-o

It was late that night when the lord came in
Enquiring for his lady-o
And the servant girl she said to the lord
Shes away wi the raggle taggle gypsy-o

Then saddle for me my milk white steed
- my big horse is not speedy-o
And I will ride till I seek my bride
Shes away wi the raggle taggle gypsy-o
Now he rode east and he rode west
He rode north and south also
Until he came to a wide open plain
It was there that he spied his lady-o

How could you leave your goose feather bed
Your blankeys strewn so comely-o?
And how could you leave your newly wedded lord
All for a raggle taggle gypsy-o?
What care I for my goose feather bed
Wi blankets strewn so comely-o?
Tonight I lie in a wide open field
In the arms of a raggle taggle gypsy-o

How could you leave your house and your land?
How could you leave your money-o?
How could you leave your only wedded lord
All for a raggle taggle gypsy-o?

What care I for my house and my land?
What care I for my money-o?
Id rather have a kiss from the yellow gypsys lips
Im away wi the raggle taggle gypsy-o!

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 A Drunken Night in Dublin
  • 2 Draggin' the Days
  • 3 Star of the County Down
  • 4 Rose & Crown
  • 5 Back Home
  • 6 Mahones Medley
  • 7 Across the U.S.A.
  • 8 Raggle Taggle Gypsy
  • 9 London
  • 10 Drunken Lazy Bastard
  • 11 Cragataska
  • 12 Empty Bottles

  • Release information
    label: Kinetic Records
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 775020091825
    script: Latin