Tale of a Gypsy Bandit

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Peach, Eth, and Bear wrote this song out in colorado while on tour as Jerome in the Sky, but never ended up recorded it, so Bear and Eth decided to bring it back to life. It's not supposed to further the stereotype that all gypsy's are thiefs, it's more of a folk song/story of a group of gypsy bandits.


my jukebox monkey and puss in boots
will steal your money as i tie together your shoes
so you can not run as we run
not run as we run
not run as we run away

gather round my friends and let us learn you of this gypsy way
we roll around from town to town and play our games until we've worn our stay
we'll show you this and then take that but we'll do it in the most subtle way
we're the children of the sun and moon we'll leave with every wallet in the room
we'll show you magic show you tricks but when we leave check your pockets

we'll win your heart then we'll be gone as fast as a Django Reinhardt lick
and as we shake your hand goodbye we'll shake that watch right off your wrist
we'll have our time with your daughter and if she's fun we might just take her with
we'll give her elderberry wine and show her a time oh yes

the mexican mistress inside my heart can salsa all night long
until the sunrise maybe longer if the music is right


from The Jeff Sessions, released March 29, 2013


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