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Minstrel Gypsy   Stampeders







Date: Sun, 26 Nov 1995 22:30:30 -0700



Minstrel Gypsy - The Stampeders

The Stampeders were:
Richard Dodson - guitar
Ronnie King - bass
Kim Berly - drums

Useless Trivia
--------------

- thrived in Canada during the mid 60's to mid to late 70's
- came from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- were as popular (in some people's opinion) as the Guess Who (another
  Canadian band)
- were the top concert draw in the country from 1972 to 1976 (over 1000
  concerts performed)
- other hits included:  Sweet City Woman, Oh My Lady, Wild Eyes, Hit the
  Road Jack, Monday Morning Choo Choo, Ramona, Sweet Love Bandit, Playin'
  in the Band


Minstrel Gypsy - The Stampeders


Intro - G Gsus4 G Gsus4 x 3

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e 3---3---3-33-33-|
B 0---0---0-01-01-|
G 0---0---0-00-00-|
D 0---0---0-00-00-|
A x---x---x-xx-xx-|
E 3---3---3-33-33-|

G                              C
   Baby, it's nice to have you here right now
G                              C
   Baby, it's nice to feel you near now
C                  G    (fill #1)
   While I cover ground

Fill #1
   1 + 2 e  +  3 e +   4e+  1 + 2 + etc
e |------------------------|----------------|
B |----8/10\8--------------|----------------|
G |----7/9 \7--7/9\7-------|----------------|
D |------------7/9\7---797-|----------------|
A |------------------------|9---------------|
E |------------------------|----------------|


C                         G     Gsus4 G Gsus4 G Gsus4 G Gsus4
   Home is anywhere we're bound


G                      C                     G
Yesterday the road was long, long without an end
                 C
Before you came along girl, I just pretend
C                      G
   To be always havin' fun
C                            G
   I was the lonely, lonely one, oh


Am
   Baby I'm a minstrel gypsy
G
   I'd go anywhere they want me
Am              C              G
   But baby I'm home where you are
Am
   Baby I'm a minstrel gypsy
G                          Am
   And I want you with me, yeah
                C         G    (fill #2)
Cause only with you I'm a star


Fill #2
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4  e  +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 e +  1
e-------------10/12\10--7-----------------------|
B------------- 8/10\ 8--8-----------------------|
G-----------------------------------7/9\7-------|
D-----------------------------------7/9\7--9----|
A------------------------------------------10---|
E-----------------------------------------------|


G                      C                           G
Loneliness is no one's friend and time can pass so slow
             C
When it's 3 AM long past the late night show
                    G
And every man needs love
C                        G
    The comfort of sweet love, oh

Baby I'm a minstrel gypsy
I'd go anywhere they want me
But baby I'm home where you are
Baby I'm a minstrel gypsy
And I want you with me, yeah

Cause only with you I'm a star

Baby I'm a minstrel gypsy
I'd go anywhere they want me
But baby I'm home where you are
Baby I'm a minstrel gypsy
And I want you with me, yeah
Cause only with you I'm a star

Guitar solo (KEY CHANGE) play this riff over A and D chords

  1 + 2 + 3e+  4e+   1       2       3   4     1  2  3  4 +  e
                     |--3--|
e 12-------12---12---12 10 9 10----------------14---------17P14-|
B ---------------------------10-10/12-------10------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------|


A
   Baby I'm a minstrel gypsy
D
   I'd go anywhere they want me
D                              A
   But baby I'm home where you are
D
   Baby I'm a minstrel gypsy
D
   And I want you with me, yeah
A                            D
   Cause only with you I'm a star


Baby I'm a minstrel gypsy
I'd go anywhere they want me
But baby I'm home where you are
Baby I'm a minstrel gypsy
And I want you with me, yeah
Cause only with you I'm a star


Keep on rockin'!!



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