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Gypsy Minor

album: Endless Sky (1993), track 3 of 12
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 the violin 
Soon forgotten, it was laid aside 
Until there came a full moon night
   Then out of someone else's past
   The music comes exploding 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 
That same flicker of light in her eyes 
Watches while her fingers play 
A gypsy "jump" or a Mandalay

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