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Gypsy Minor

album: Romancing the Moment (2005), track 22 of 23
author: Chuck Pyle
publisher: Bee 'n' Flower Music BMI

A certain flicker
Of light in her eyes
A certain figure
She'd improvise
How she'd make it
Cry and moan
Only a gypsy
Could get that tone

At an auction in old Berlin
She'd paid a trifle
For this violin
Soon forgotten
It was laid aside
Until there came
This full moon night
   Out of someone else's past
   Music explodes inside her
   Filled with joy
   Afraid it won't last
   She races to play
   A gypsy minor
The wood lives
By the light of the moon
And moves her spirit
To an ancient tune
And in her mind
While her fingers dance
She lives a night
On the caravans
     Helplessly she looks on
     While her fingers
     Play the song
     So completely beyond
     Her control
     She puts down the violin
     Shudders like a cold wind
     Had just been blowing
     Though her soul
So when the full moon is on the rise
There's that same flicker it's in her eyes
Oh, makes her want to play
A Gypsy Jump or a Mandalay

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