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This morning, and for no known reason, I recalled a memory of my Grandfather singing what I suppose to be a nursery rhyme. I could remember the first two lines and had to do a search to find the rest of it. The closest I can come to it is this:

My Mother said, I never should
Play with the gypsies in the wood.
If I did, she would say;
'Naughty girl to disobey!
Your hair shan't curl and your shoes shan't shine,
You gypsy girl, you shan't be mine!
And my father said that if I did,
He'd rap my head with the teapot lid.
My mother said that I never should
Play with the gypsies in the wood.
The wood was dark, the grass was green;
By came Sally with a tambourine.
I went to sea - no ship to get across;
I paid ten shillings for a blind white horse.
I upped on his back and was off in a crack,
Sally tell my mother I shall never come back


Maybe I am misremembering but this does not seem to be the same version that Grandad sang. Does anyone else remember this one and do your lyrics differ from these? I'm sure that Grandad's words were more male-centric.

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