A Young Gypsy (Album Version)

Joan Baez2003年9月22日


A young gypsy fell out in a slumber


Heading north with a driver he knew


Someone he'd lived with and trusted


A young woman who trusted him too


That very same day the young gypsy


Had come from a farm in the west


Where the children had played through the heat of the day


Affording the gypsy no rest


And the gypsy's bones were weary

And the front seat looked secure

And the gypsy slept on until the sun it was gone

And the stars pierced the eyes of the girl at his side


The next morning's day would be Easter


He'd dress in his only fine shirt

And shuffle through clusters of strangers


With his gaze and his shoes in the dirt


And the woman who loved him would watch him


Protect him from curious stares


For the womenfolk tend to be friendly


And the gypsy's as young as he's fair


And the evening brought on laughter


And jars of bright red wine

And the gypsy drank some and the gypsy had fun

And his dancing got wild and the grandmothers smiled


Sleeping came easily after in the arms of the woman

That fold up the secrets and dreams of the gypsy

That will never be sought or be sold


In fact they will never be told for the gypsy is two years old