The Songs He Sang
Gypsy Davy: Lyrics
As performed by Cisco Houston
Woody GuthrieAppears on:
It was late last night when the boss come home Askin' about his lady And the only answer he received She's gone with the gypsy Davy she's gone with the gypsy Dave Go saddle for me my buckskin horse and my hundred dollar saddle point out to me their wagon tracks and after them I'll travel well after them I'll ride Well, he had not rode to the midnight moon when he saw the campfire gleaming he heard the notes of the big guitar and the voice of the gypsy singin' that song of the gypsy Dave Take off take off your kid-skin gloves and your boots of Spanish leather and give to me your lily-white hand We'll go back home together We'll ride home again No, I won't take off my kid-skin gloves Nor my boots of Spanish leather I'll go my way from day to day And sing with the gypsy Davy I'll go with the gypsy Dave Have you forsaken your house and home Have you forsaken your baby Have you forsaken your husband dear To go to the gypsy Davy and sing with the gypsy Dave Yes, I've forsaken my house and home To go with the gypsy Davy And I've forskaen my husband dear But not my blue-eyed baby my pretty little blue-eyed babe
Sounds to me as if Woody saw himself in this lyric, seducing and capturing women with his song. And that final line...how has she NOT forsaken her child? Merely by saying so?