Song Lyric Sunday : 13th October

October 13, 2019: Not only has Jim given us Drifter/Loner/Vagabond as our theme, but we also have a new Song Lyric Sunday Badge.
Hope this counts towards this week’s theme!
(Her wardrobe hasn’t changed much 😀 😀 )

Lyrics courtesy azlyrics.com

“Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves”

Written by Bob Stone

From the 1971 album of the same name:

I was born in the wagon of a travellin’ show
My mama used to dance for the money they’d throw
Papa would do whatever he could
Preach a little gospel, sell a couple bottles of
Doctor Good

[CHORUS]
Gypsys, tramps, and thieves
We’d hear it from the people of the town
They’d call us Gypsys, tramps, and thieves
But every night all the men would come around
And lay their money down

Picked up a boy just south of
Mobile Gave him a ride, filled him with a hot meal I was sixteen, he was twenty-one
Rode with us to Memphis
And papa woulda shot him if he knew what he’d done

[CHORUS]

I never had schoolin’ but he taught me well
With his smooth southern style
Three months later I’m a gal in trouble
And I haven’t seen him for a while, uh-huh I haven’t seen him for a while, uh-huh

She was born in the wagon of a travellin’ show
Her mama had to dance for the money they’d throw
Grandpa’d do whatever he could
Preach a little gospel, sell a couple bottles of
Doctor Good

[CHORUS]

[CHORUS FADES]

The old badge

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday : 13th October

  1. Great song Di. Cher is a very talented woman and it was great to hear this again.

  2. msjadeli says:

    Good song and good choice for the prompt, Di. That is amazing 48 years ago?!

  3. J-Dub says:

    Sing it! Great choice.

  4. ghostmmnc says:

    Such a great song! Well, all of Cher’s songs are super, and always have been, no matter how long ago they were released. Thanks for posting this one. I enjoyed listening. 🙂

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