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Gypsy Boy  Billy Joe Shaver

Verse 1:
[Bm] The painted lantern circus
With the [F#]wagons swinging slowly
On a [Bm]cold October morning
On a d[F#]ay that should be holy
W[G]inding through the forest
As the s[D]un is just a-breakin'
And [G]i am only seven
And a g[D]ypsy in the makin'
Verse 2:
[Bm]Winds a-blowin' through me
And the c[F#]anvas flaps a-tearin'
And the f[Bm]olks is talkin' low now
'Cause th[F#]ey don't want me to hear 'em
And [G]Uncle says there's trouble
With the b[D]ulls along the border
And i[G]'m a-wond'rin' why
And a-w[D]ishin' i were [Bm]older
Verse 3:
[Bm] Many years ago it seems
And m[F#]any summers ending
The [Bm]wagon wheels is rustin'
And the [F#]axles is a-bendin'
And Gr[G]andma's bones is bleachin'
And our h[D]earts is still a-dyin'
But i[G]'m a Gypsy Boy
And there [D]ain't no time for cryin'
Verse 4:
N[Bm]ow it's getting colder
And the [F#]air is growin' ugly
And the [Bm]wolves is gettin' bolder
And t[F#]here ain't no sun above me
And i th[G]ink it's time to move now
But i d[D]on't know where we're goin'
And i kn[G]ow it won't be long now
Bef[D]ore it starts to sn[Bm]owin'
Verse 5:
[Bm] Babies cryin' softly
And the w[F#]omen are a-sighin'
And s[Bm]omewhere in a wagon
There's a s[F#]oul that must be dyin'
'Cause the cr[G]epe is hangin' black
From the w[D]indow of each lorry
And we'll l[G]ikely camp at sunset
So's the b[D]ody can be buried
Verse 6:
S[Bm]o the carts will rumble
Though th[F#]ere ain't no road to travel
And i l[Bm]isten to the grindin'
Of the w[F#]ooden wheels on gravel
And the s[G]ad songs and the old songs
Will w[D]arm me and they'll hold me
'Til my h[G]ead at last grows weary
And the [D]arms of sleep enfold me
For i [G]am a Gypsy Boy
And my h[D]ome is where you find me
For i [G]am a Gypsy Boy
And my h[D]ome is where you f[Bm]ind me
Perret Charles-Amir :

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