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Stephen Glover

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Article

Publication Date

1859

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The Gipsy Countess
Words by Mrs. Crawford
Stephen Glover

One of sixty-eight pieces bound in “The Shower of Pearls : A collection of the most beautiful duets, for two sopranos, soprano and alto, soprano and tenor, soprano and bass, and tenor and bass, arranged with an accompaniment for the piano-forte.”

Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington Street

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Abstract

Gipsy verse 1
O, how can a poor gipsy maiden like me,
Ever hope the proud bride of a noble to be?
To some bright jewelled beauty thy vows will be paid,
And thou wilt forget her, the poor gipsy maid,
And thou wilt forget her, the poor gipsy maid.

Earl verse 1
Away with that thought! I am free, I am free,
To devote all the love of my spirit to thee;
Young rose of the wilderness, blushing and sweet!
All my heart. all my fortune, I lay at thy feet,
All my heart, all my fortune, I lay at thy feet;
By you bright moon above!

Gipsy
That can change a man's love!

Earl
By the sun's constant ray!

Gipsy
That night's tears chase away!
O never by thee will my trust be betrayed,
Thou wilt love me forever, thine own gipsy maid,
Thou wilt love me forever, thine own gipsy maid.

Earl verse 2
I have lands and proud dwellings, and all shall be thine,
And a coronet, Zillah, thy brow shall entwine;
Thou shalt never have reason my faith to upbraid,
For a Countess I'll make thee, my own gipsy maid,
For a Countess I'll make thee, my own gipsy maid;
Then fly with me now;

Gipsy
Shall I trust to thy vow?

Earl
O yes,; come away!

Gipsy
Wilt thou never betray?
O never by thee will my trust be betrayed,
Thou wilt love me forever, thine own gipsy maid,
Thou wilt love me forever, thine own gipsy maid.

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